Warren blasts Trump's Cabinet appointments

Warren blasts Trump's Cabinet appointments
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg unveils billboards to troll Trump ahead of campaign stops John Legend joining Warren in South Carolina next week: report MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday slammed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE's Cabinet appointments, specifically blasting Steven Mnuchin, whom the president-elect has selected to lead the Treasury Department.


"What happened is that Wall Street bankers crashed the economy, they got bailed out, and nobody went to jail, and that made the American people really, really serious. They're still angry about it," Warren said Wednesday on CNN.

"Donald Trump tapped into that anger and he promised when he was running for president that he would break the connection between Wall Street and this Congress."

Warren said that the president-elect then turned around and chose Mnuchin, a man who "had actually been one of the people who helped do all of those lousy mortgages that not only broke the economy, but broke millions of families."

"And then after the crash, a guy who turned around and bought a bank that then became infamous for how hard it squeezed families that had already been cheated and was the foreclosure machine following that," she said.

She added that the American people are "furious" over what Wall Street has done.

"What Donald Trump is doing is he's literally handing the keys to the Treasury over to a Wall Street banker who helped cause the crash," she said.

Warren also said the president-elect has doubled down on racism and bigotry since his victory.

She questioned how the president-elect wants to run his administration when asked if there was a chance for common ground to be found between her and a Trump administration on specific issues.

"If he wants to run his administration on bigotry and on Wall Street insiders trickle-down economics that helps a handful of people at the top and leaves everybody else behind," Warren said.

"I can't be part of that and I don't think that's where Democrats are."