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Warren Eyeing VP Run, Slams 'Thin-Skinned' Trump

| by Nik Bonopartis

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, hasn't shied away from attacking Donald Trump on social media, but she reportedly plans to up the ante by slamming the presumptive Republican nominee during a speech in Washington, D.C.

Trump is a "loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud," according to the prepared remarks by Warren. On June 9, her office released excerpts of the speech she plans to deliver to the American Constitution Society’s national convention in Washington, according to the Boston Globe.

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If Warren's aggressive attacks on Trump seem like the kind of rhetoric that usually comes from a vice presidential nominee, that's because she's considering joining Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket, according to a Reuters report published on June 9.

Warren, 66, has been in close contact with the presumptive Democratic nominee's camp, sources told Reuters, but she hasn't made up her mind. The report said Warren has concerns about how her brand of fiery progressivism would blend with Clinton's classical liberalism. Warren has long been a critic of Wall Street banks, who are Clinton's top donors, and she has been directly critical of the former Secretary of State in the past.

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Warren was also the only female senator who did not endorse Clinton during the Democratic primary, remaining neutral as Clinton fended off attacks from her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Yet Warren has sounded like a possible vice presidential candidate with her frequent tweets aimed at Trump. She's called Trump a "small, insecure money-grubber," who "doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes a profit off it," Real Clear Politics noted.

The Massachusetts senator has also compared Trump to a used-car salesman and has said he's a "lousy businessman" who "didn't get rich on his own" during comments she made at the Center for Popular Democracy’s annual gala in May, per the Associated Press. In other tweets, she's labeled Trump a "loser" who thrives on "petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, [and] flagrant narcissism."

She continued the attacks with a tweet on June 4.

"Get ready, Donald," Warren tweeted. "We're coming."

For his part, Trump has called Warren's honesty into question for passing herself off as Native American during her years as a law school professor. That was an issue during Warren's senate race against Republican Scott Brown, the AP notes.

On March 21, a reporter asked Trump to respond to Warren's attacks.

"Who's that, the Indian?" Trump responded, according to CNN. "You mean the Indian."

Since then, the Republican has taken to calling Warren "Pocahontas" after the famous 17th-century Native American daughter of a tribal chief.

"The problem with the country right now is it's so divided," Trump said at the time. "People like Elizabeth Warren really have to get their act together because it's going to stay divided."

Sources: Boston Globe, Reuters, Real Clear PoliticsAP via Boston.com, CNN, Elizabeth Warren/Twitter / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons (2)

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