Elizabeth Warren: It is Time To Stand Up To Donald Trump
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the “decent people everywhere” to condemn Donald Trump, saying that the GOP presidential frontrunner remains to grow into a “bigger, uglier threat every day.”
Elizabeth Warren, on Facebook put up her statement on Monday afternoon. In the first 10 minutes after it was originally posted, the message was shared thousands of times.
‘’There is a history of demagogues calling those they disagree with “terrorists” & using that as justification for intimidation and violence – & that history is ugly and dangerous. There is also a history of people staying quiet for too long, hoping for the best but watching silently as the threat metastasized. Donald Trump is a bigger, uglier threat every day that goes by – and it is time for decent people everywhere – Republican, Democrat, Independent – to say No More Donald Trump. There is no virtue in silence,’’ said the post
Warren hasn’t endorsed in Democratic presidential primary, though her influence emerges large in race.
The Violent clashes between Donald Trump’s supporters & protesters have become common place at his rallies in a few months. On Friday, he cancelled a planned arrival in Chicago after the law enforcement showed concern about the safety of the people gathered.
Donald Trump did nothing to calm his supporters, and in fact he applauded & encouraged people who lash out at the protesters. He, on Sunday said that he would consider paying legal fees of a white man who sucker-punched a black person at recent North Carolina rally.
Recently, Donald Trump’s GOP competitors spoke out against the violence, saying that the candidates shouldn’t be encouraging such behaviour.
“[I]n any campaign, responsibility starts at the top,” said Sen. Ted Cruz. “And when you have a campaign that disrespect the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, when you have a campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence against members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discourse.”
He also took his chance to jab at President Barrack Obama & lay some of the blame at his feet, saying that he had “sought to divide us on racial lines, on ethnic lines, on religious lines, on class lines.”