This past week, Donald Trump took to Twitter, as he does every three minutes, and attempted to throw shade at Elizabeth Warren. He tweeted:
Not only did Trump obviously confuse the Massachusetts senator for his own penis, but he also insulted Native Americans at the same time. Look at you, Donald—multitasking!
Anyone who knows who Sen. Warren is knows that “weak” and “ineffective” are the last words that can be used to describe her. With balls of steel, Warren has taken on her GOP opponents in the Senate like nobody’s business and has accomplished more in the past few years than most politicians do in a lifetime.
Let’s review just a few of these “weak and ineffective” victories:
1. In 2011, while working as an assistant for President Obama, Warren single-handedly conceived of and established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency that helps protect the little guy from Wall Street’s dirty schemes. Thanks to the newly-formed agency, mortgage lenders can no longer push you into a loan you cannot afford. And these servicers now have to make a good faith effort to keep you out of foreclosure. If they don’t, they face hefty civil penalties.
It’s not just mortgage companies and big banks that now have to sleep with their eyes open. Credit card companies also now have to play by the rules. In 2012, the bureau ordered three American Express subsidiaries to pay out $85 million to over 250,000 customers they screwed over through illegal practices.
Warren managed to do all of this even while the GOP did everything in their power to cockblock it. And when they failed that mission, they bitched and moaned and managed to prevent her from being nominated head of the CFPB. She then used their tantrum as a pathway to run for Senate.
And she won. Easily.
2. Oh, that’s right. She won her Senate seat. Easily.
3. In only three years, she has sponsored at least 36 bills, including the Equal Employment Act for All, the Schedules That Work Act, the Trade Transparency Act, and the Fed Accountability Act. She consistently fights for legislation that champions for women’s rights, paid family leave, low-wage workers, fair trade and affordable education.
Trump’s attempt to burn a senator who time and time again successfully holds crooked and unjust people like him up to the fire is more than comical. His moral compass, throughout his entire life, has pointed in the exact opposite direction as the senator’s.
The contrasts are truly astounding.
Warren is an expert on financial corruption and bankruptcies; Trump’s business ventures regularly result in bankruptcies.
Trump got a loan of $1 million from his father to start his first business in New York City; Warren grew up poor and pulled herself up by her bootstraps to get to where she is now.
Trump partners with millionaires and billionaires who take advantage of the middle class; Warren battles those millionaires and billionaires to build up the middle class.
Warren symbolizes the American dream; Trump symbolizes its nightmare.
Liz uses her position in the top 1 percent—a position she earned the noble way—as a way to help others. She is the most fearless consumer advocate whose number one goal is to protect citizens from a financial system that is rigged to work for people like Trump, and that’s the only reason he is attacking her.
Like a bully who is well aware of his shortcomings and overcompensates by assaulting others, Trump is aiming his arrows at the wrong target. When Warren fights, she wins.
So kick and scream all you want, Trump. We all know your bark is bigger than your bite.