Elizabeth Warren: “Let’s Be Honest — Donald Trump Is A Loser”

Elizabeth Warren: “Let’s Be Honest — Donald Trump Is A Loser”

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) turned the tables on Republican Presidential candidate and full-time Twitter troll Donald Trump. In what has become a bit of a back-and-forth between the celebrity billionaire and the progressive lawmaker, Warren smacked Trump right on the nose by using his favorite medium — Twitter and Facebook — to toss his trademarked insults back at him.

Following a week where Warren criticized the GOP for waiting too long to act against Trump and calling for people to vocally oppose the real estate mogul for his demagoguery, Trump responded with childish insults regarding Warren’s Indian heritage, something conservatives have long mocked Warren over (to no avail). Warren came back swinging Monday, utilizing her personal Twitter and Facebook accounts to call Trump a loser while detailing all the ways he’s lost as a businessman.

Below is the text of her Facebook post:


Let’s be honest – Donald Trump is a loser. Count all his failed businesses. See how he kept his father’s empire afloat by cheating people with scams like Trump University and by using strategic corporate bankruptcy (excuse me, bankruptcies) to skip out on debt. Listen to the experts who’ve concluded he’s so bad at business that he might have more money today if he’d put his entire inheritance into an index fund and just left it alone.

Trump seems to know he’s a loser. His embarrassing insecurities are on parade: petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism. 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.

People talk about how “this is the most important election” in our lifetime every four years, and it gets stale. But consider what hangs in the balance. Affordable college. Accountability for Wall Street. Healthcare for millions of Americans. The Supreme Court. Big corporations and billionaires paying their fair share of taxes. Expanded Social Security. Investments in infrastructure and medical research and jobs right here in America. The chance to turn our back on the ugliness of hatred, sexism, racism and xenophobia. The chance to be a better people.

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. 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.


She summarized that post into a few tweets, which were quickly retweeted thousands of times.



What makes this more effective than other attempts to fight fire with fire when it comes to Trump is you know that this is a personal sore spot for him. Any time his bankruptcies or failed businesses are brought up, he will spend inordinate amounts of time refuting those claims, stating that it was just smart business or that the media is lying. He’ll then usually follow it up by telling everyone how rich he is and how he makes the best deals, or some such shit.

Calling him a loser hits him where it hurts. Underneath it all, what he wants most is to be taken seriously. He desires respect from the public and the only way he feels he can achieve that is in the political arena. The last thing he wants is for people to see him for what he really is — a loser. Which is why he calls everyone else that word.


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Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.