WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told a crowded house party on Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump is deliberately dividing Americans to hide corruption in Washington.
Warren was addressing an audience of several hundred supporters of her presidential campaign who had gathered on a warm summer evening in a large back yard a stone’s throw away from Lake Winnipesaukee. It was her second town hall meeting of the day, after an earlier event in the town of Franconia, in the White Mountains.
During the question-and-answer session, Warren was asked what she would do as president to unify the country.
She gave a long response, during which she said:
Look, Trump has a message. He says if there’s something that’s bad in your life, something that’s not working for you — you’re not making much money, you can’t cover your expenses, you’re worried about your kids — blame them. Blame people who aren’t the same color as you. Blame people who don’t sound like you. Blame people who weren’t born where you were born. Blame people who don’t worship like you. Blame them. And that is his message. That is it, at heart. And he thinks if he can stir up people against people, keep people fighting each other enough, then nobody will notice who’s actually picking their pockets. And that the folks at the top are just getting richer and richer and richer, just scraping more and more of the wealth for themselves.
Ultimately, Warren said, what would unify the country was success: “Here’s how I believe you heal the divide: you actually deliver on your promises.”
It was not clear which Trump statements, exactly, Warren was referencing. Earlier this week, former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly tweeted that in his research for his forthcoming book on the president, he had never found an example of Trump referring to skin color in a pejorative manner.
While researching my upcoming book “The United States of Trump,” we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) August 13, 2019
Earlier, in Franconia, Warren had refused to back down from her false claim that Michael Brown had been “murdered” by police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. That false claim triggered riots and unrest in several American cities, as Black Lives Matter activists squared off against police, causing a sharp decline in race relations.
Warren was a hit in Wolfeboro: “Everything she said made so much sense to me and I love that she has a plan to do it all,” said local resident Carolyn Sundquist.
Bob Davis, a retired public school teacher, told Breitbart News he liked Warren’s professorial style. “She’s a damned good teacher,” he said.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.