In a unique commencement speech at Bridgewater State University, just an hour outside of Boston, Elizabeth Warren continued her feud with Donald Trump by quoting a Taylor Swift song, saying that Trump was a ‘hater’ who was ‘gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.” She encouraged graduates to do as she does, and just “shake it off.”
The class warrior admitted that growing up with a humble background in Oklahoma, she never anticipated the life she has lead. Warren told the students that her life was full of “mistakes and twists and turns and failures” but that they should embrace the unexpected.
“Heck, on my day of graduation, I never imagined I would visit foreign countries. I never imagined I would be a commencement speaker. I never imagined I would get into a Twitter war with Donald Trump,” she said, according to the Boston Globe.
Warren told the graduates that the first time she was enrolled in college she waived her scholarship, dropped out and got married instead.
“Boy, was I smart at 19,” she said.
But her perseverance paid off. Warren said she went back to school and became a teacher until she was pregnant. Once her child was born she enrolled in law school, graduating not long before another child was due.
Following the commencement ceremonies, Warren met with reporters where she was asked about her attacks on Trump. “I think that Donald Trump is a truly dangerous man and there is some risk that he could be president of the United States,” Warren explained. “I think it’s time for all of us to pay careful attention to him and to the issues that he has raised and to start fighting back.”
Warren and Trump have had an ongoing battle for several weeks where Warren attacked Trump for his racially charged language. Trump’s campaign swung in all directions attempting to hit back, including mocking Warren’s ancestry. Warren swung back, accusing Trump of using recycled ‘hate-filled attacks on my family’ and encouraged him to get his own. Trump’s advisor said that if Warren can’t take the attacks “that’s her problem.”
Check out the full video of her address below. It begins at the 52 minute mark:
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."