Warren: ‘Coalition of Billionaires’ Will Not ‘Carry Us Over the Top’

Warren: ‘Coalition of Billionaires’ Will Not ‘Carry Us Over the Top’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunday responded to comments from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the influence of wealthy donors in each of their campaigns.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Warren said that a “coalition of billionaires is not exactly what’s going to carry us over the top.”

“Democrats and Republicans get that they’re getting the short end of the stick,” Warren told George Stephanopoulos. “What’s the reason for that? It’s Corruption. It’s a bunch of billionaires that make big campaign contributions or reach in their own pockets like Mike Bloomberg does.”

“If it’s going to take sucking up to billionaires or being a billionaire to get the Democratic nomination to run for president,” Warren said, “then all I can say is, ‘Buckle up, America, because our government is going to work even better for billionaires and even worse for everyone else.”

Buttigieg, earlier on the same broadcast, said he welcomed support from wealthy individuals because his campaign is not in a position to be exclusionary when the ultimate goal is to defeat President Donald Trump.

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William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.