Author: Philip Rucker

Elizabeth Warren to call Donald Trump a ‘nasty, loud, thin-skinned fraud’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (AP/Timothy D. Easley) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who this spring has delivered some of the most effective and eviscerating criticism of Donald Trump, plans in a speech Thursday to uncork a new attack on the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. Warren will call Trump “a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” who used “racism” to attack the federal judge overseeing a Trump University lawsuit, according to excerpts of her prepared remarks. The liberal senator also will seek to saddle Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) with Trump’s racially divisive rhetoric. “Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want Donald Trump to appoint the next generation of judges,” Warren plans to say in an address to the American Constitution Society. “They want those judges to tilt the law to favor big business and billionaires like Trump. They just want Donald to quit being so vulgar and obvious about it. Donald Trump chose racism as his weapon, but his aim is exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans. Pound the courts into submission to the rich and powerful.” Warren’s remarks come as Senate Republican leaders continue to block votes on a number of President Obama’s judicial appointments, including Merrick Garland, his nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Republicans believe the seat should remain open until next year, enabling the next president...

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