Elizabeth Warren has largely shied away from the spotlight so far in this election cycle. But the Massachusetts senator publicly excoriated Donald Trump on Thursday after he attacked Hillary Clinton for "playing the woman card."
“Donald Trump clearly feels threatened by Secretary Clinton’s qualifications to be president so he’s attacking Hillary Clinton for being a woman,” Warren told the Boston Globe. “That’s what weak men do. It is an old story, and I don’t think the American voters will fall for it.”
“If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote,” Trump said on Wednesday, spurring Warren's comments.
“She is a woman, she is playing the woman card left and right,” Trump said of Clinton. “Frankly, if she didn’t, she would do very poorly. If she were a man and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes."
Warren didn't take kindly to Trump's insults. “We need someone in the White House who isn’t afraid to fight for equal rights for women,” Warren told the Globe. “That person is not Donald Trump.”
When the Globe staff didn't ask Warren a question she had prepared for, she took it upon herself to deliver the sound byte she had teed up.
“I hoped you were going to ask me if I thought he was a sexist,” Warren said. “That’s like asking if he has bad hair. He wears the sexism out front for everyone to see.”