Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) received widespread praise during her 2020 presidential bid for how she worked to convince young girls that it was natural for a female to run for president.
Warren would tell the young girl that she is running for president “because that’s what girls do” — and would then ask for a pinky-swear that the lesson had been learned.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — who works for the 45th man to serve as president — on Saturday appeared to be mocking Warren’s lesson.
Here’s some of what people said about Pompeo’s Twitter post:
Why are you such a dick?
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 7, 2020
You're ridiculing little girls making promises to Elizabeth Warren that they'll run for president. Perhaps it is good, in a way, for them, and their parents who vote, to see what and who is already opposing them.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 7, 2020
Take it easy there. I know, like the rest of the draft-dodger's sycophants, you think you are tough enough to bully little girls, but I'm pretty sure most 6-year-old girls could take your fat ass, and we all know you wouldn't be able to out-run them to get away.
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) March 7, 2020
It’s amazing how proud you are to be such an unmitigated asshole.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 7, 2020
HA HA HA HA HA – OH MY GOD, little girls having dreams are just so stupid, LOL!!!
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) March 7, 2020
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of White Male Fragility
— Aléx Young (@AlexYoung) March 7, 2020
This is fucking grotesque.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) March 7, 2020
Just when I thought #BillBarr was the worst Cabinet member, you pop up with this sh*t.
— Paulette Feeney (@PauletteParis1) March 7, 2020
Listen up, rapture boy. You wouldn’t know this because your party wins with fearmongering, but inspiring young people to become civically involved and hopeful about democracy’s future is a beautiful thing.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 7, 2020
HAHAHAHA mocking the dreams of little girls is HILARIOUS, you absolute ghoul.
— Towanda the Avenger (@kendallybrown) March 7, 2020
Hey Mike – at least Hillary had the balls to testify.
— abbie (@abbierenn) March 7, 2020
I would put more stock in Elizabeth Warren’s pinky promise than anything that comes out of your dodgy mouth, Mr. Won’t-Even-Say-Coronavirus-is-Not-a-Hoax.
— BC (@belinda_clary) March 7, 2020
"hahahaha you see a female candidate said these words so I have to mock her, because I'm a soulless, mean-spirited misogynist, in case you were wondering"
— Ohm (Unit of Resistance)🆘️ (@HereToResist) March 7, 2020
Just an absolute garbage human
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) March 7, 2020
My God what is this relentless desire that every member of this administration has to prove they are complete irredeemable douchebags?
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) March 7, 2020
Elizabeth Warren would wipe that ugly smirk off your faces faster than you could say “My head is stuck in Trump’s ass”.
— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@ida_skibenes) March 7, 2020
Dear Lord, who let him breed?
— Lisa Emerald (@Emerald06Lisa) March 7, 2020
Trump gambling his presidency on a voting group that may no longer exist
President Donald Trump is betting that his law-and-order scare tactics will energize white suburban voters -- but that demographic may no longer exist as it once did.
The president remains popular in rural areas, and he won over suburban voters by 4 percent in 2016, and Trump and his Republican allies are betting he can turn out non-college educated whites who may be disgusted by police violence but don't support protests, reported Politico.
“There’s a lot of concern about the way the Minneapolis police acted,” said former Rep. Tom Davis, a seven-term Republican from the northern Virginia suburbs. “But whenever you start looting — and now the stuff’s spread out to Leesburg, it’s in Manassas … the politics takes a different turn.”
‘One racist down. Hundreds in office to go’: Applause as Steve King is ousted in Iowa primary
"Goodbye, Rep. Steve King. You are certainly not the only white supremacist in federal government, but you were among the most prominent," tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
While acknowledging that the important work of ridding Congress of racist lawmakers is far from finished, progressives celebrated the ouster of white supremacist Rep. Steve King in Iowa's Republican primary Tuesday as a significant victory and a step in the right direction.
Amid pandemic, White House race becomes digital dogfight
The 2020 US presidential race is becoming a digital-first campaign as the coronavirus pandemic cuts candidates off from traditional organizing and in-person events.
On the surface, President Donald Trump has the edge over Democrat Joe Biden because of the incumbent's extensive digital infrastructure and large social media following.
But Biden has been stepping up his digital presence and is getting a boost from a handful of outside organizations seeking to counter Trump's messaging on social platforms.
Both sides agree that digital will play a critical role in the 2020 White House race as social media have taken the place of rallies and door-to-door campaigning.