AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Tuesday that “it don’t get no better” than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) when it comes to possible holders of the Oval Office.
“In my opinion she is the prototype of a person we would want to be president of the United States,” Trumka wrote of Warren in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tuesday. “She has a very well defined set of values and unlike many politicians, she actually sticks by those values and fights to implement them. In short, it don't get no better.”
"I'm not running for president and I plan to serve out my term," Warren said in December.
She has also signed a letter urging Hillary Clinton to run for president.
Trumka campaigned for Warren during her 2012 race against then-Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.). He tried to counteract Brown’s appeal to working class men.
“Do we want a buddy who’ll pat us on the back?” Trumka said then. “Who wears a Bruins jersey with the boys? Or a leader who will fight for our right to form unions and bargain for a better life?"