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Warren Faces Blowback Over Cringe Story She Tells To Promote Campaign
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE - FEBRUARY 11, 2020: At her election night party, Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to her supporters on New Hampshire primary night in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday February 11, 2020.
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Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren faced blowback on Wednesday over a story that she told to promote her campaign following her lackluster performance in the New Hampshire primary last night.

Warren made the comments during an interview on MSNBC last night and then posted a portion of the interview to her Twitter account where she talked about a broke college woman who gave half of her last few dollars to Warren’s campaign.

“Are you optimistic that after Super Tuesday that there will be some kind of coalescing so that we don’t end up in one of those protracted bitter battles that go all the way to the convention?” MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill asked. “How are you feeling about that right now? Do you think that is a possibility?”

“I sure talked about that in my speech tonight because I am concerned,” Warren responded. “But, you know, Claire, I tell you, there are so many people who are in this fight for all the right reasons. You know me – did the speech and the afterwards did a selfie line, and we were there for over an hour.”

“A young woman came up by herself and she said, ‘I’m a broke college student, with a lot of student loan debt.’ And she said, ‘I checked and I have six dollars in the bank. So I just gave three dollars to keep you in this fight,'” Warren continued. “That’s what we gotta do. We gotta stay in this fight with people who are counting on us. This isn’t about fighting other Democrats. This is about fighting for the America we believe in.”

Warren’s story sparked near universal condemnation from people who were mortified by the story, assuming that it was even true as Warren has repeatedly lied on the campaign trail.

CNN host S.E. Cupp wrote: “This…is a terrible story.”

Leftist Jill Filipovic wrote: “Love u Liz but you gotta give that girl her $3 back.”

Fox News contributor Guy Benson wrote: “As a millionaire whose campaign is failing, you should have hugged her and handed her $20 of your own money.”

Daily Caller podcast host Derek Hunter wrote: “You’re a millionaire, why the hell are you taking $3 from someone who only has $6? What kind of monster are you?”

Political commentator Stephen Miller wrote: “Taking half of poor people’s money is kind of her thing.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott mocked Warren, writing: “Elect me, and I’ll take your last few dollars, too!”

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon wrote: “Lives in a $4M mansion; teaches at Harvard; knows she won’t be President; takes the last dollars from broke college student anyway. Warren in a nutshell. (Also woke people don’t call college students ‘girls’ anymore okay? she’s a woman!)”

Epoch Times writer Jeff Carlson wrote: “1) Flies in a private jet. 2) Net worth @ $12mm 3) Takes the last bit of cash from a broke college student. Situational Socialism in action. Well done @ewarren. Well done. You’ve managed to sum up the entirety of your economic policies in a single tweet.”

Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong wrote: “Liz Warren will literally take half the money of broke college students and expect them to say thank you. This is a noteworthy achievement worthy of bragging about on her public account. You couldn’t make up this level of narcissism in a badly-written comic book character.”

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) economist Saeed Ghasseminejad wrote: “Warren should have taught that girl to be financially responsible and save her money. People who recklessly spend their limited assets on futile projects because they want to momentarily feel good always go bankrupt. Warren knows that, she is a multimillionaire. #WednesdayWisdom”


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