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Elizabeth Warren 'Trying Out' To Be Clinton's VP

| by Ray Brown
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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has long been considered a potential vice-presidential pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But now it appears that Warren is officially being vetted by the Clinton campaign.

ABC News tweeted that its anchor, Cecilia Vargas, got confirmation from the Clinton campaign that Warren is being vetted at the same time the popular Democratic senator is hitting the campaign trail with the former Secretary of State.

Appearing with Clinton in Cincinnati on June 27, Warren blasted presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, describing him as "a small, insecure money grubber" who would "crush you into the dirt," according to CNN.

"Now, Donald Trump says he'll make America great again ... It's stamped on the front of his goofy hats," Warren said. "You want to see goofy? Look at him in that hat."

Warren has not been shy to hurl personal insults at Trump, who has given her the nicknames “Goofy” and “Pocahontas,” the latter name because of the Senator's claim to have Native American heritage when she applied for a professor position at Harvard University Law School. The school itself even took to publicizing her as their only Native American staff member, according to a 1996 Harvard Crimson article.

But in her Cincinnati speech, Warren didn't back down from Trump.

"When Donald Trump says 'great,' I ask: 'Great for who, exactly?'" she said. "When Donald says he'll make America great, he means greater for rich guys just like Donald Trump. That's who Donald Trump is. ... And you have to watch out for him, because he'll crush you into the dirt."

Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News, described Warren's speech as a VP “tryout.”

“Unsure if Warren will ultimately be Clinton's VP pick, but Team Clinton certainly getting what it wants - energy - out of today's tryout,” Murray tweeted. 

Sources: CNN, Harvard Crimson, Twitter/Mark Murray / Photo credit: Ben Wikler/Flickr

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