Warren invokes Obama, Trump when asked about electability

Warren invokes Obama, Trump when asked about electability
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJulián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' O'Rourke unveils plan to support women, minority-owned businesses MORE (D-Mass.) invoked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' 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 Obama2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA Aren't delirious Democrats now accusing Team Obama of treason? Trump won't say if he'd endorse Pence in 2024 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." 

"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 SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party 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.