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Warren: Reject Trump’s ‘hate-filled America’

Greg Nash
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a spirited case for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president, tearing into Donald Trump’s “hate-filled America.”
Speaking to Democrats gathered at the Democratic National Convention, Warren threw her full support behind Clinton, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, even as holdouts from Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) campaign made their presence known in the Wells Fargo Center.
{mosads}Occasionally having to talk over small chants in the arena, Warren drew a stark choice between Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, and Clinton. Stealing a line from Trump, Warren argued that it was only Democrats who could truly fight against a “rigged system.”
And she argued that Trump was trying to divide the country specifically so that powerful interests could continue to have their way in Washington.
“When we turn on each other, we can’t unite to fight back against a rigged system,” she said. “Well, I’ve got news for Donald Trump: The American people are not falling for it. … We’ve seen this ugliness before, and we are not going to be Donald Trump’s hate-filled America. Not now, not ever.”
Warren has emerged as one of Trump’s most prominent antagonists throughout the campaign, frequently sparring with him on Twitter and attacking his record and temperament.
She kept that up on the main stage, describing him as a “man who only cares for himself, every minute of every day.”
She accused Trump of shirking contractors, defrauding participants in Trump University and skirting investors by declaring bankruptcy multiple times.
“His whole life has been about taking advantage of that great system,” she said.
Warren cast herself as a strong supporter for Clinton, whom she endorsed in June after Clinton locked up the Democratic nomination. Like Sanders, Warren is a stalwart liberal in the Senate, and many of his supporters had hoped she would throw her lot in with Clinton’s progressive challenger.
Warren found herself having to speak over some frustrated Sanders supporters, who continued to make their presence known in what had been a raucous first day of the Democratic convention.
Warren offered praise early in her remarks for Sanders, explicitly thanking him for raising the issues that were central to his campaign.
But in her remarks, Warren painted Clinton as the best candidate for the country going forward, repeatedly invoking the campaign’s slogan: “I’m With Her.”
“If you believe we must reject the politics of fear and division, if you believe we are stronger together, then let’s work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States,” she said.
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