Warren: 'I’m still cheering Bernie on’

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenVeep auditions in overdrive Apple, Spotify streaming music dispute heats up Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday said she has no desire for Bernie SandersBernie SandersDem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform Dem draft platform a full repudiation of Trump MORE’s exit from the Democratic presidential primary.

“He has put the right issues on the table both for the Democratic Party and for the country in general so I’m still cheering Bernie on,” she said while touring a community healthcare center in Quincy, Mass., according to The Associated Press.

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“He’s out there,” Warren added when asked if she thinks the Independent Vermont senator should suspend his presidential campaign. "He fights from the heart. This is who Bernie is.”

Warren refused comment on who she voted for in Massachusetts’s Democratic presidential primary earlier this month, the AP reported. She also said she plans on making an endorsement but would not elaborate further on her pick.

The Massachusetts lawmaker argued that both Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLabor chief: Clinton-Lynch meet not ‘planned in advance’ Clinton scheduled to interview with FBI: reports Dem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings MORE offer voters better options on healthcare than their GOP counterparts.

“While the Democrats are saying, ‘Gee, is the right answer to the Affordable Care Act in the following six ways or go all the way to single payer [healthcare]?’ — which is a good debate to have — the Republicans are saying they are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something they can’t describe,” she said.

Warren additionally blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem immigration platform courts Hispanics Dem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings Dem draft platform a full repudiation of Trump MORE, arguing the billionaire routinely exaggerates his business acumen.

“Donald Trump claims that the reason he’s qualified to be president of the United States is that he is a very, very, very successful businessman. Donald Trump is not a great business success, and it’s time he’s called out on it.”

Trump’s fortune, Warren added, is cultivated “by cheating people, by defrauding people and by skipping out on paying for Chapter 11” bankruptcy protection.

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