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Trump denies sexism hurt Warren's campaign: 'People don't like her'

Trump denies sexism hurt Warren's campaign: 'People don't like her'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE on Friday dismissed the idea that sexism had something to do with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Democrats reintroduce bill to block US from using nuclear weapons first MORE's (D-Mass.) struggles in the Democratic presidential primary after she dropped out of the 2020 race the day before.

"No, I think lack of talent was her problem. She has a tremendous lack of talent,” Trump told reporters when asked about possible sexism against Warren after he signed an $8.3 billion emergency aid package to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

The president called Warren "a good debater," saying that she "destroyed" former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE on the debate stage, but also unlikable.

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"People don't like her. She's a very mean person," Trump said. "And people don't like her. People don't like that. They like a person like me, that's not mean." 

In multiple polls of his approval rating, Trump has spent his entire presidency underwater. He draws regular and sometimes bipartisan criticism for his rhetoric, which has included calling women everything from "low I.Q." to "Horseface."

Trump has also frequently called Warren "Pocahontas," a crude jab at her previous claims of Native American ancestry.

Warren dropped out the Democratic primary race on Thursday after failing to win any of the 14 Super Tuesday states.