“She’s going to slaughter Trump in the general”
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren had a great night at the HRC/CNN LGBTQ Equality Town Hall. Warren, who perhaps more than any other candidate seems to be genuinely having a great time on the campaign trail, is often fearless in her responses. Thursday night was no exception, and she seems to have convinced a lot of folks she can take on Donald Trump one-on-one and shred him in a debate – and at the voting booth.
Her response to a question about same-sex marriage and homophobes is going viral on social media. It wasn’t just her answer, but the clarity, wit, and unapologetic firmness of her response.
Warren was asked what she would do when someone tells her, “Senator, I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.”
“I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that,” Warren replied. “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman.”
The audience clapped and roared.
And then she delivered the second part of her response: “Assuming you can find one.”
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 11, 2019
With nearly 70,000 likes and nearly 20,000 retweets in just 12 hours the clip has definitely gone viral overnight. Take a look at some of the responses.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this strategy in practice: flip the question to underline just how unattractive bigotry is https://t.co/biPhbaLHSt
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) October 11, 2019
I need see no more. I will follow this woman into battle. https://t.co/EdrXdOIJSj
— Daniel Kraus (@DanielDKraus) October 11, 2019
Holy shit https://t.co/SUcy1tk2YG
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) October 11, 2019
That’s it. I am hers. Omg. https://t.co/q9drRvaGVF
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) October 11, 2019
— Axelandre Yeil (@AxelYeil) October 11, 2019
Can I just vote for her right now? https://t.co/LbEGzQ69by
— Scary Whitta (@garywhitta) October 11, 2019
And this straightforward, no-nonsense yet friendly kind of answer is what makes her stand out. https://t.co/nikfdDPgSY
— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) October 11, 2019
She’s going to slaughter Trump in the general https://t.co/XsXlgr09EL
— Fabián 🌊 (@fraydrey) October 11, 2019
It’s not everyday you see a Democratic politician make a comment as nakedly non-political as this https://t.co/06xKtsr0Ag
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) October 11, 2019
This is how to burn a bigot. https://t.co/jS6j0p1PAN
— John O’Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) October 11, 2019
It is SO rare for politicians to be legitimately funny like this lmfao im dyin https://t.co/4OSjPZkmww
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) October 11, 2019
The subtext here is “don’t you want to see me do this to Trump?” https://t.co/Vf1vO72JiC
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) October 11, 2019
That swagger. It’s infectious https://t.co/L9wFopKkKe
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) October 11, 2019
This is everything. https://t.co/do4i55yeKK
— jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) October 11, 2019
She did a mic drop without a mic. https://t.co/7rkfJ5mWxZ
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) October 11, 2019
SHE IS HOT LAVA FIRE AND IS SHE PRESIDENT YET https://t.co/r0RCwGPGdz
— Emily Best (@emilybest) October 11, 2019
I’m dead https://t.co/jKzFQPXpqZ
— Ken Norton (@kennethn) October 11, 2019
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.
More female Republicans will lose in 2020 as ‘misogynist’ Trump wages a ‘war on women’: Ex-GOP candidate
President Donald Trump's actions will harm female Republicans at the ballot box in 2020, according to a former GOP counsel for the House Oversight Committee.
Sophia Nelson, who ran for Congress as a Republican, made her argument in The Daily Beast.
"Donald Trump has attacked so many women in so many ways for their looks, their age, or their position it can be hard to keep track," Nelson wrote. "But the president took his attacks on strong, accomplished and independent women even further in his attacks on his own U.S. ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, telling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that 'the former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news.' That was in the now infamous phone call that led to the impeachment hearings that began this week, and Friday, in the middle of Yovanovitch’s testimony there, he tweeted that 'everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.'”