President Donald Trump is known for a lot of things, but being coy is not one of them.
While speaking to the press at the White House on Friday morning, Trump briefly touched on the topic of Elizabeth Warren’s shocking exit from the 2020 Democratic presidential race and dismissed the notion that her failure to clinch the nomination had anything to do with her gender.
“I think lack of talent was her problem. She had a tremendous lack of talent,” the president explained. “She was a good debater, she destroyed Mike Bloomberg very quickly like it was nothing, it was easy for her. But people don’t like her. She’s a very mean person. And people don’t like her. People don’t want that. They like a person like me, that’s not mean.”
REPORTER: “Do you think sexism was a factor in Elizabeth Warren pulling out?”
TRUMP: “I think lack of talent was her problem… People don’t like her. She’s a very mean person… They like a person like me that’s not mean.” pic.twitter.com/CZ1hdboJRx
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 6, 2020
And in case you’re wondering whether Trump is still king of trolling the media, immediately following his response he stopped taking questions and simply walked out despite the flurry of activity around him.
Warren’s campaign suspension announcement immediately prompted outrage from identity-obsessed liberals who believe that the only reason she dropped out was, in fact, sexism.
My timelines are full of black women and women of color who backed Warren or didn’t but respected her ascent. To attribute her gains to solely a base of white women or to not properly contextualize sexism as part of her losses is to craft an untrue narrative.
— Shakti Castro (@MedeaCulpa) March 6, 2020
Further proof that a woman can work the hardest, have the best strategy, map out every plan detail, and be the smartest in the room but it’s still not enough to beat a man who’s a “calm presence and nice guy”.
— Helldragon Nicole (@NoNameGirl8686) March 5, 2020
I don’t get the obsession with denying the obvious reality that the Warren campaign was harmed by sexism, but the people who deny it are pretty damn obsessive. ??♂️ https://t.co/ep12SOnCpW
— Joe F Spaulding ??? (@beyond_process) March 6, 2020
— Yaaasss (@SharonAdongo6) March 6, 2020
And in her own words:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “If you say, ‘Yeah there was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no sexism,’ about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?'” pic.twitter.com/tpNBSZPWJz
— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020
But while Twitter attacked Trump for calling Warren “mean,” claiming he was perpetuating a “sexist trope,” Warren herself seemed to provide the ammo for his claim.
While sitting down with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the failed candidate admitted that she was intentionally trying to shut down Michael Bloomberg’s campaign with her debate-night attacks.
“A lot of post-mortems on his campaign credit you with single-handedly tanking his candidacy with the way you took him apart in that debate,” Maddow recapped. “Is that what you were trying to do?”
“Yes,” Warren replied simply.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes credit for Mike Bloomberg ending his presidential campaign after their fiery exchange during his first debate.
“In my view he was absolutely the riskiest candidate for Democrats on that stage.” pic.twitter.com/sD8AG7iL6a
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 6, 2020
“In my view, he was absolutely the riskiest candidate for Democrats on that stage, and let me tell you part of the reason why. All of those things in his history mean that he could never launch any of those attacks against Donald Trump. Think about the things we are going to need to talk about: hiding your taxes, history with women, embracing racist policies, when you’re in charge, helping bazillionaires and leaving everybody else behind,” Warren explained. “Shoot, he wouldn’t even be able to launch the autocrat argument against him because Michael Bloomberg’s the guy who, when he was mayor, literally got the change in the laws so he could hang onto power longer.”
Perhaps Trump has a point?
More of Trump’s surreal presser can be watched below:
Trump just now:
– Roasted Biden for putting Beto O'Rourke in charge of gun control
– Said Biden would be useless in office, his staff would do everything
– Biden would increase taxes like crazy
– Elizabeth Warren lost because she's mean, not because of sexism
It's only 10am 🔥 pic.twitter.com/H36v2xLSPE
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 6, 2020
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