Warren: Trump Sounded Like ‘Two-Bit Dictator’ In RNC Speech (VIDEO)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dismissed Donald Trump’s acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention as the words of a “two-bit dictator” in a special live taping of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday.

“Every time you kind of scratch the surface a little bit and see what Donald Trump is really talking about, what he’s really talking about is what he’s talked about all his life and that is how to improve the world for Donald Trump,” Warren said in response to Trump’s marathon 75-minute speech.

The Massachusetts senator called this week’s gathering in Cleveland, which saw a former presidential candidate threatened by angry delegates and repeated calls for Hillary Clinton to be jailed, the “nastiest, most divisive convention that we’ve seen in half a century.”

Colbert asked how supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could be convinced to support a “Washington insider” like Clinton rather than drifting towards the billionaire businessman’s anti-establishment message.

Warren responded that Democrats envision a federal government that works for “all of us,” while Trump promotes the message that “what you need to be afraid of is every other American.”

“I’ve got to tell you, that speech tonight, he sounded like some two-bit dictator of some country that you couldn’t find on a map,” she said. “He sounded like a dictator of a small country rather than a man who is running for the highest office of the strongest democracy on the face of this earth.”

Warren, who has campaigned with Clinton and was vetted for vice president, also revealed that she would “probably not” be chosen as her running mate.

“I think if it were me, I’d know it by now,” she said.

Clinton is expected to announce her pick for VP on Friday.

Watch a clip of their interview below.

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