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Warren: Voting For Trump Like Calling An Arsonist For A House Fire

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Warren: Voting For Trump Like Calling An Arsonist For A House Fire

Elizabeth Warren Stephen Colbert

Elizabeth Warren loathes Donald Trump, and she’s made no secret of it. Last week, the Massachusetts senator went on a social media tirade against the Republican frontrunner, calling him a “loser” multiple times. And last night, on the Late Show with Steven Colbert, she followed up in person.

“We have an economy that’s in real trouble,” Warren said. “But when the economy is in this kind of trouble, calling on Donald Trump for help is like if your house is on fire calling an arsonist to come and help out.”

“Why are you getting down in the schoolyard with Donald Trump?” asked Colbert. “Isn’t this just name calling?”

“Oh, come on!” Warren said. “He’s not a business success, he is a business loser.”

Warren, who was a professor of bankruptcy law at Harvard Law School before running for the U.S. senate, began to dissect Trump’s business career: that he was born wealthy, kept his businesses afloat by “cheating and defrauding people,is actually terrible with money, only looks out for himself, and is a complete fraud.

And we wonder why even Trump’s fellow billionaires think he’s a joke.

Screenshot via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/Youtube. Photo via CBS.



  1. dpaano March 31, 2016

    If anyone knows about how to deal with money, it would be Elizabeth!!! I sure wish she’d run as VP with Hillary. That would be a SURE THING!!! But, she’s doing a great job just where she is! LOVED her arsonist analogy!!!

    1. InformedVoter March 31, 2016

      Here we go again. Warren doesn’t know crap. She says Trump inherited his wealth. Wrong! His father left an estate worth $280 million that was divided between Trump, his brother and sister. Trump’s wealth today is a minimum of $4.6 BILLION and as much as $11 BILLION. I guess that would qualify Trump as an economic success.
      Another Warren mistake – you’ll love this, is she’s stating that the economy is not healthy. Well, Obama and Hillary claim the economy is just fine. Forget about the fact that the “recovery” is the longest, weakest and worst in the history of the country. I can’t wait to hear Obama and Hillary condemn Warren for her gigantic blunder!

      1. dpaano April 1, 2016

        Have you EVER read his story? And, if his father gave him part of the estate, that’s called “INHERITING.” As for the alleged $4.6 – 11 billion he SAYS he has, we have yet to see any proof of that and many say that he’s overstating his wealth by several billion dollars! Until I see tax forms, I don’t believe a word that he says! And, as for his so-called “economic success,” he made most of it on the backs of the taxpayers….we were the ones that had to bail him out of his 3-4 bankruptcies! He has a record of using people, not paying workers, and then walking away from projects leaving money owed. Great economic success…..sorry, don’t believe that one for a minute!
        As for Elizabeth, she’s correct. The economy is a heck of a lot healthier than it was when GWB left office, but it’s still not totally out of the woods. We still have a long way to go to get back to economic stability, but I guess you’ll grab at anything to dispute the facts!!! You keep believing what you want to believe, okay? It must be nice to live in a fantasy world where you have to make up excuses for everything positive that’s happened just to believe what you’ve been brainwashed to believe by your RW buddies!

        1. jmprint April 2, 2016

          He is speaking of Trump exactly as they were speaking of the GOP before, and now they don’t even want to associate themselves with the GOP.

      2. jmprint April 2, 2016

        Only if he had not needed the governments help to bail him out. Four bankruptcies is not a good track record, no matter how filthy rich you are. The Koch brothers have the same story and they are a lot richer, doesn’t mean they would be good presidents either.

      3. Independent1 April 2, 2016

        Trump’s actual net worth is questionable – being a pathological liar, you can’t believe anything he says;

        Here’s just a brief excerpt from a Time article on 10 of his business failures. Note that he was $4 billion in debt at one time and investors were only able to recover 50% of their investments. There’s probably never been someone like Trump who is clearly a con artist and has left hundreds, maybe thousands of investors holding the bag for one business failure after another:

        From Time:

        In 1990, the banking institutions that backed his real estate investments had to bail him out with a $65 million “rescue package” that contained new loans and credit. But it wasn’t enough, and nine months later the famous developer was nearly $4 billion in debt. He didn’t declare personal bankruptcy, although his famous Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J., did have to file for it (bondholders ended up taking a 50% stake in the investment). Trump’s economic troubles continued through the early ’90s, while he was personally leveraged to nearly $1 billion. In 2004, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts also filed for bankruptcy. The company was only a small portion of Trump’s real estate empire, but he did still have to personally cough up $72 million to keep it afloat. In 2009, the same company (by then renamed Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.) filed for bankruptcy again. Yet during all of this, no one ever told Trump, “You’re fired!” Probably because no one could.


  2. Meg March 31, 2016

    Warren needs to be careful how she speaks about others. Does she still claim to be an Indian?

  3. jakenhyde March 31, 2016

    Warren is the only person in congress who is standing up to big banks and insurance companies. She’s a breath of fresh air because she doesn’t mince words like most politicians do. And she knows what she’s talking about.
    No doubt the banks, insurance companies, and finance companies wish she just shut up.

  4. InformedVoter March 31, 2016

    Warren is so full of crap. Trump’s father left an estate worth $280 million. This was divided between Trump, his brother and sister. The minimum amount estimate of Trump’s wealth is $4.6 BILLION, with some estimates as high as $11 BILLION. So when Warren says he was born rich, she’s ignoring the truth that he’s multiplied his wealth over and over.
    She did however get one thing straight .. her comment about how terrible the economy is doing. This is the slowest, weakest, and worst “recovery” (if you can call it that) in the history of the country. So by claiming that the economy is in trouble, she is bucking the Hillary and Obama description of the economy.

  5. Virginia March 31, 2016

    When you stop and think about our American economy – it has been stagnant since 2007 when credit stopped for the investment banks and no one wanted to hand over what little pension money they had left to the Wall Street corruption operating without regulation. We’re into the 9th year of politics as usual and these bozos in Washington can’t even reinstate Glass Steagall and put it back in operation. No wonder every one is tired of the status quo.

    I listen to folks so disgusted with the same old garbage and political banter that they feel Trump will at least shake things up. You cannot imagine how blind-sided the powers that be in Hawaii were when Bernie kicked Hillary down the road like an empty can. You don’t hear the media telling you about the final figures – Sanders wins with 70%! No, you don’t hear that because it might be contagious.

    Warren is not even in the game at this point – she’s sitting on the side lines. She’d be better off to choose a candidate and support him. All she does by trying to trump The Donald is look bad to many of those that used to look up to her. She isn’t helping Bernie with these off the wall attacks – and she makes Hillary look worse because it appears like a setup for Clinton. Politics as usual – a lot of name calling and mud slinging and nothing of substance to back it up. Get out of the mud Elizabeth – it just isn’t becoming on you.

  6. Vern Davis April 1, 2016

    And voting for Hillary is like giving up on keeping America a great country. And Bernie will bankrupt this country so fast that Russia will just walk in and take over the US.

    1. TiredOfTheHaters April 1, 2016

      That Trump has really dumbed down certain people.

      1. Vern Davis April 1, 2016

        The sad part is even the dumb ones will vote for a Democrat and think they did something smart. This country is one election away from sinking into the mires of Socialism. And the Dems in Congress are too stupid to see what is going on.

        1. Independent1 April 2, 2016

          Say if the Dems and what you call socialism are so bad, how come since 1900 the GDP in America has averaged 4.3%/yr in growth under Democrats but only a paltry 2.6%/yr under Republicans??

          And why have 14 recessions and 3 depressions occurred since 1900 when a Republican was president but only 3 recessions have occurred in all the years a Dem was in office (more years than Republicans)??

          And why has the stock market returned over 300% in gains since 1930 during the 43 years a Democrat was in office, but actually lost money during the 42 years a Republican was in office??

          That’s right, if you had invested $10,000 in the stock market in 1930 and only kept it in the market when a Republican was in office, you would actually have less than $5,000 in your investment today – while had you done just the opposite – invested it only when a Democrat was in office, that $10,000 would be worth more than $350,000 today.

          Wow!! Those socialist Democrats are sure terrible aren’t they??
          Republicans in office are nothing but a disaster waiting to happen EVERY TIME THEY ARE IN THE PRESIDENCY!!!!

    2. jmprint April 2, 2016

      Yes we have to give up on keeping it a great country to making it a better country, and in time she will moves us forward.

      1. Vern Davis April 3, 2016

        Yes jimprint she will move us forward to total destruction, and there ain’t a Damn thing that this Socialist woman will do that will be good for legal Americans. Hell Hillary didn’t give a “Happy Rats Ass” about letting four Americans get killed in Benghazi so we know she doesn’t care how many good Americans get killed as long as she gets elected.


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