Warren responds to report that Wall Street Democratic donors may back Trump: 'I'm not afraid'

Warren responds to report that Wall Street Democratic donors may back Trump: 'I'm not afraid'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFiscal conservatives should support postal reform  Five Democrats the left plans to target Arizona Democratic Party executive board censures Sinema MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday brushed off a report that Democratic Wall Street donors may support President Trump over her if she's the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020.

“I'm fighting for an economy and a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected,” Warren tweeted with a link to the CNBC report that quoted anonymous donors.

“I'm not afraid of anonymous quotes, and wealthy donors don't get to buy this process. I won't back down from fighting for the big, structural change we need.”

Warren’s political career and White House bid have largely centered around fighting big banks and corporations, with her pledging to not hold big-money fundraisers for her presidential campaign.


Her proposed "wealth tax" has been a cornerstone of her agenda and calls for taxing wealth valued at between $50 million and $1 billion at a rate of 2 percent, with the tax rising to 3 percent for net worth more than $1 billion.

The CNBC report cited “several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community” who said they’d support Trump’s reelection over Warren if she is the chosen nominee, the outlet reported.

Warren, who has risen in polls in the crowded Democratic primary field in recent weeks, made a similar point earlier this month when she responded to a CNBC report claiming that Wall Street executives were "fearful" of a potential Warren presidency.

“I’m Elizabeth Warren and I approve this message,” she tweeted, with a link to the clip.

At least one senior private equity executive told CNBC on Wednesday that they would "help" Trump over Warren. The outlet noted that the executive made the comment a day after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse leaders unveil bill to boost chip industry, science competitiveness with China Pelosi says she will run for reelection in 2022 Hoyer says 'significant' version of Build Back Better will pass this year MORE (D-Calif.) announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

Warren has surged toward the top of the Democratic primary field, and is competing primarily against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFiscal conservatives should support postal reform  Gallego went to New York to meet Sinema donors amid talk of primary challenge: report Five Democrats the left plans to target MORE (I-Vt.) for support in the race.

Warren has been closing in on Biden’s lead in the race, with some recent early-state polls showing the senator pulling ahead of him.

The RealClearPolitics polling index has Warren trailing Biden in national polling by 7.3 points, 28.4 percent to 21.1 percent.