Fox Business host Melissa Francis predicted this week that Wall Street would devote their resources to defeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) if she decided to run for president because bankers and traders believed that she was “actually the devil.”
On Tuesday’s edition of Out Numbered, host Andrea Tantaros noted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s delay in announcing her candidacy for the presidency was bolstering Warren’s supporters.
Co-host Harris Faulkner argued that both Clinton and Warren needed to accelerate their decisions because former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had declared his intentions to begin exploring a presidential campaign earlier in the day.
“I think Elizabeth Warren is going to capitalize on not only her economic populism, but also the social justice aspect,” co-host Kennedy Montgomery anticipated, pointing out that all of the senators who were potential presidential candidates had voted against a recent budget bill that weakened consumer financial protections.
“And she really came out smelling like a rose,” Francis said. “I mean, she said this is a big gift to Wall Street.”
“And I can tell you from talking to people in the financial industry, in banking, on Wall Street, they think she is actually the devil,” the Fox Business host continued. “I mean, without question, Elizabeth Warren is the devil. So, they’re going to put any money they have behind Hillary Clinton, which should be a help.”
Andrea Tantaros argued that Warren’s populist message was a “political winner.”
“We all hate the banks because of what they did a few years ago,” guest host Bernard McGuirk remarked.
“No, we don’t!” Francis shot back. “Speak for yourself!”
But in the end, McGuirk opined that Warren was a “radical leftist” who couldn’t win.
“So was President Obama,” Tantaros sighed. “They drudged up all that info, but the media hid it.”
“Does the president have enough juice to put behind somebody the way that he couldn’t do in the midterms?” Faulkner wondered.
“I don’t know if anyone really wants his juice near their campaign,” Tantaros quipped. “Squeeze your juice somewhere else, President Obama.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast Dec. 16, 2104.