Washington.— “Lack of talent.” Unfriendly “Malicious.” With those words, President Donald Trump attacked former Democratic Democrat Elizabeth Warren yesterday and said sexism would not have been the reason for the failure of his campaign for the candidacy.
During the signing of an emergency package of 3.8 billion dollars to combat the coronavirus epidemic, a journalist asked Trump if he believed that sexism would have been the cause of Warren’s departure from the war. “No, I think his problem was the lack of talent,” said the leader of the White House.
He acknowledged that the senator for Massachusetts is “a good polemicist,” who in the debates “shattered” the candidacy of Mike Bloomberg “as if nothing.”RELATED
“But people don’t love her,” he continued. “He is a very malicious person … That people do not like, but a person like me, that I am not malicious.”
It is a type of attack that women in politics usually suffer, such as when the then pre-candidate and then President Barack Obama referred to his rival Hillary Clinton in a condescending manner, as a “quite nice” person during the 2008 Democratic primary.
Of course, Trump has a long history of unflattering comments. Although he says in his own defense that he insults everyone equally, he has reserved his most unpleasant sayings for women and his physical appearance: he has compared them to animals and seems to feel a particularly sharp resentment when they attack him. When moderator Megyn Kelly reproached her for her statements about women in the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, Trump later said: “You could see the blood coming out of your eyes, you could see the blood coming out of your‘ wherever it was. “
Warren left the Democratic race, after getting disappointing results in the initial primary.
Trump’s campaign, which considered her a fearsome contender, attacked her from the beginning and put the mocking nickname of Pocahontas, an indigenous princess, when she declared that among her ancestors were Native Americans.
Enlist campaign against Biden
The president does not hide the scorched earth campaign he will launch against Democratic leader Joe Biden, whom he accuses of being corrupt and who is constantly mocking.
Biden, former right-wing Obama, heads the preferences among Democrats ahead of his leftist rival Bernie Sanders, thanks to a reassuring message that aims to restore calm and “decency” in the United States.
Nonetheless, a race against Trump will be more like a competition of buggy carts than a debate over decorum. The president has not ceased to make fun of Biden’s propensity for verbal stumbling, insinuating that the veteran 77-year-old ex-senator is senile and accusing him of being corrupt.
Trump’s reaction to Biden’s triumph in the supermars primaries gave an idea of what’s coming.
Although he congratulated the ex-president the next day for his “incredible resurgence” in the race for the presidency, he suggested that the Democrat, whom he calls Sleepy Joe (Joe the Sleeper) only stands up because they help him.
Switch to chief of staff
Meanwhile, Trump appointed Republican Congressman Mark Meadows as his new chief of staff in the place of Mick Mulvaney, whom he relocated to the post of special envoy for Northern Ireland.
“I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become chief of staff of the White House. I’ve known and worked with Mark for a long time, and our relationship is very good, ”Trump announced on Twitter.
Trump did not detail the reasons for the appointment of Meadows, who will be his fourth chief of staff in more than three years.