Warren invokes Obama, Trump when asked about electability

Warren invokes Obama, Trump when asked about electability
© Greg Nash

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll MORE (D-Mass.) invoked President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE and former President Obama at an Indiana town hall on Wednesday when asked whether she was electable enough to beat Trump. 

"You know, I remember when people said Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders top target at CPAC Obama warns against 'unauthorized use' of his image to mislead voters in cease-and-desist letter MORE couldn’t be elected. I remember when people said Donald Trump couldn’t be elected, and here we are," Warren told MSNBC's Chris Hayes at a town hall in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

"Elections are about getting in there and fighting for it," she continued. "I got in this race because an America that keeps working better and better and better for a thinner slice at the top isn’t going to work. We can’t sustain this." 

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"I’m in this fight to make this America, to make this government in Washington, work for everyone. That’s my job. That’s why I’m here," she said. 

The progressive senator dived deep into her policy proposals on Wednesday, a strategy that appears to have benefited her in the packed Democratic primary. 

A Morning Consult survey released on Tuesday showed Warren breaking double digits at 10 percent, while her progressive rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE's (I-Vt.) support fell 1 point to 19 percent. 

Warren has introduced a series of policy-specific plans, including a proposal to invest $2 trillion in green research, manufacturing and exporting green energy technology.