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 John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Friday dismissed the idea that sexism had something to do with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHuffPost reporter: Biden's VP shortlist doesn't suggest progressive economic policies Hillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report 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 BloombergEverytown on the NRA lawsuit: 'Come November, we're going to make sure they're out of power, too' Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump 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.