Warren: Trump is a 'racist bully'

Warren: Trump is a 'racist bully'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPhilly city council calls on Biden to 'cancel all student loan debt' in first 100 days Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case Senators question Bezos, Amazon about cameras placed in delivery vans MORE (D-Mass.) blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE on Monday as a “racist bully” during an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston.

“We face the challenge of an openly racist president of the United States,” Warren said, according to Boston Magazine. “Donald Trump is a racist bully, and we know how to deal with bullies. We don’t back down. We don’t shut up. We fight back.”


“When a racist bully talks about people who march with white supremacists and Nazis as ‘very fine people,’ when he refers to ‘shithole’ countries in Africa, and when he uses that hateful rhetoric to push discrimination in America, you better believe: We will fight back!” she continued.

Warren has been a fierce critic of Trump. She has called Trump a racist before, labeling him a "thin-skinned, racist bully” during the 2016 campaign.

The president started calling Warren “Pocahontas” during his presidential campaign over her claim of Native American heritage, and recently referred to her by the name during a White House event honoring Native American veterans.

Trump has faced intense criticism for describing Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week.

He has since disputed making the comments, although the White House did not initially deny the reports.

Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinWhat's worse, violence on the left or the right? It's a dangerous question Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks National Sheriffs' Association backs Biden pick for key DOJ role MORE (D-Ill.), who attended the meeting, confirmed to reporters that Trump made the comments.

However, GOP Sens. David Perdue (Ga.) and Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonRepublicans blast Pentagon policy nominee over tweets, Iran nuclear deal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief bill Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks MORE (Ark.), who also attended the meeting, have said that Trump didn’t make the comment, after initially saying they didn’t recall if the president had done so.