‘She has a tremendous lack of talent…’
(Liberty Headlines) “Lack of talent.” Unlikable. “Mean.”
President Donald Trump laced into former Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday, insisting that sexism wasn’t to blame for the end of the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.
Speaking to reporters as he signed an emergency $8.3 billion funding package to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak, Trump was asked whether he thought sexism had anything to do with Warren’s departure from the Democratic presidential race.
“No, I think lack of talent was her problem. She has a tremendous lack of talent,” Trump responded.
The president commended her debate performances, saying she “was a good debater” who had “destroyed” the candidacy of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg “like it was nothing.”
“But people don’t like her,” he went on to say. “She’s a very mean person. … People don’t want that. They like a person like me, that’s not mean.”
Trump has a long history of making less-than-kind comments, although he has defended himself as an equal-opportunity insulter.
Warren, who Trump derisively labeled “Pocahontas” over her false claims of Native American heritage, dropped out of the race Thursday after a disappointing showing in early-state voting, including failing to win a single Super Tuesday state.
Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.