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 WarrenSteyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch MORE (D-Mass.) invoked President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future 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 ObamaTrump on his 'chosen one' remark: 'It was sarcasm' Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: 'He is a really serious golfer' Biden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated 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 SandersHickenlooper day-old Senate bid faces pushback from progressives Steyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates Andrew Yang: News coverage of Trump a 'microcosm' of issues facing country 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.