Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a statement Wednesday expressing frustration at the election of Donald Trump and offering to work with him if he carries through with his promise to “rebuild our economy for working people.”
“It’s no secret that I didn’t want to see Donald Trump win yesterday. I’m intensely frustrated by the apparent likelihood that, for the second time in five elections, a Democratic nominee will have won the popular vote but lost the presidency in the electoral college,” Warren’s statement read. “But the integrity of our democracy is more important than any individual election, and those of us who supported Hillary Clinton will respect this result.”
Referencing Trump’s well-worn campaign rhetoric of being a voice for struggling working people, Warren, herself often characterized as an economic populist on the left, offered to work with Trump to restructure the American economy.
“President-Elect Trump promised to rebuild our economy for working people, and I offer to put aside our differences and work with him on that task,” she wrote.
Warren also subtly referenced Trump’s frequent targeting of racial, religious, and other minority groups on the campaign trail.
“When he takes the oath of office as the leader of our democracy and the leader of all Americans, it is my sincere hope that he will fulfill that role with respect and concern for every single person in this country, no matter who they are, where they come from, what they believe, or whom they love,” the statement concluded.