"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."
This Elizabeth Warren answer was quite a moment at CNN #EqualityTownHall https://t.co/ThpI7YSO8M— MJ Lee (@MJ Lee)1570756923.0
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 need see no more. I will follow this woman into battle. https://t.co/EdrXdOIJSj— Daniel Kraus (@Daniel Kraus)1570759839.0
That’s it. I am hers. Omg. https://t.co/q9drRvaGVF— Jo (@Jo)1570760069.0
in your face @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/kSMMB24F41— Axelandre Yeil (@Axelandre Yeil)1570792563.0
Can I just vote for her right now? https://t.co/LbEGzQ69by— Merry Whitta (@Merry Whitta)1570758614.0
And this straightforward, no-nonsense yet friendly kind of answer is what makes her stand out. https://t.co/nikfdDPgSY— RC deWinter (@RC deWinter)1570766713.0
It's not everyday you see a Democratic politician make a comment as nakedly non-political as this https://t.co/06xKtsr0Ag— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen)1570762054.0
This is how to burn a bigot. https://t.co/jS6j0p1PAN— John O’Brennan (@John O’Brennan)1570778564.0
It is SO rare for politicians to be legitimately funny like this lmfao im dyin https://t.co/4OSjPZkmww— Sophia Benoit (@Sophia Benoit)1570767580.0
This is everything. https://t.co/do4i55yeKK— jimmy williams (@jimmy williams)1570796183.0
She did a mic drop without a mic. https://t.co/7rkfJ5mWxZ— Hemant Mehta (@Hemant Mehta)1570768035.0
SHE IS HOT LAVA FIRE AND IS SHE PRESIDENT YET https://t.co/r0RCwGPGdz— Emily Best (@Emily Best)1570761048.0