During a Tuesday speech, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) escalated her attacks on Donald Trump, describing his candidacy as an “urgent threat” and declaring that his past statements about the economy and Wall Street disqualify him from becoming president.
Warren first cited a comment Trump made in 2006 that he “sort of” hoped the housing market would crash because it could help his business.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown because it meant he could buy up more property on the cheap. What kind of a man does that? What kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their house? What kind of man roots for people to get thrown out of their jobs?” Warren asked in a speech at the Center for Popular Democracy.
“I’ll tell you exactly what kind of a man does that,” she continued. “It is man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes a profit off it. What kind of man does that? A man who will never be president of the United States.”
She then noted that Trump recently said he would undo the Wall Street regulations in the Dodd-Frank law.
“Donald Trump is worried about helping poor little Wall Street. Let me find the world’s smallest violin to play a sad, sad song,” Warren said.
The Massachusetts senator also slammed Trump for refusing to release his tax returns, arguing that he won’t make them public because he does not pay his fair share of taxes.
“Trump likes being a billionaire but he doesn’t think the rules that apply to everyone else should apply to him. But let’s be clear: Donald Trump didn’t get rich on his own,” she said.
Warren said Trump is unwilling to support other Americans who do pay taxes.
“Donald Trump thinks that supporting them is throwing money down the drain, then I say we throw Donald Trump down the drain,” she said.
Watch part of her speech: