Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts doubled down on her recent criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he's not the successful businessman supporters have come to believe he is.
"Donald Trump claims that the reason he’s qualified to be president of the United States is that he is a very, very, very successful businessman," Warren told The Associated Press, Politico reported. "Donald Trump is not a great business success and it’s time he’s called on it.’’
The remarks came following a series of tweets and a Facebook post Warren wrote about the GOP front-runner, in which she said called him a "loser."
"More than anyone we’ve seen before come within reach of the presidency, Donald Trump stands ready to tear apart an America that was built on values like decency, community, and concern for our neighbors," she wrote in the Facebook post.
"Many of history’s worst authoritarians started out as losers -- and Trump is a serious threat. The way I see it, it’s our job to make sure he ends this campaign every bit the loser that he started it."
In the series of brutal tweets, Warren called Trump out for his controversial rhetoric that many have deemed hateful and divisive over the course of the presidential election.
"His embarrassing insecurities are on parade: petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism," she wrote. "But just because Trump is a loser everywhere else doesn’t mean he’ll lose this election. People have been underestimating his campaign for nearly a year -- and it’s time to wake up."
When asked by The New York Times about Warren's comments, Trump fired back, criticizing her for previous claims of Native American heritage.
"I think it’s wonderful because the Indians can now partake in the future of the country. She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have. Her whole life was based on a fraud. She got into Harvard and all that because she said she was a minority," he said.
Warren later responded to Trump's comments on her heritage, dismissing his attempts to bring her down.
"If Donald Trump thinks that by using [former Sen.] Scott Brown’s hate-filled attacks on my family he’s going to shut me down, then he better think again," she said, referring to the former Massachusetts senator who lost his seat to Warren. "It didn’t work before and it’s not going to work now.’’