Possible 2020 Democratic contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw cold-water on the presidential buzz surrounding television superstar Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday, telling CNN she “doesn’t know” if the US is prepared for another billionaire president.
The liberal lawmaker was speaking with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota when she was asked to comment on Winfrey’s highly-publicized acceptance speech at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards over the weekend, where the TV star pledged to the American people that “a new day is on the horizon.”
“Senator Warren, last question. Oprah Winfrey for president, your thoughts?” asked the ‘New Day’ host.
“You know, wasn’t that a fabulous speech?” deflected Warren. “And hearing Oprah’s voice and her energy and passion and her determination, it’s inspiring to all of us, and she shows great leadership. And I am delighted that she’s doing it.”
“Is the country hungry for another mega-celebrity billionaire?” pressed Camerota.
“I don’t know. But here’s what I do know. We are, right now, in the middle of a fight that will determine our future for generations to come,” said the Senator from Massachusetts.
WARREN BACKTRACKS: The Liberal Senator Says 2016 Primary 'Was Fair'
Liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren backtracked on previous comments she made accusing Hillary Clinton of “rigging” the 2016 Democratic primary; telling a local news station there was “some bias” in the election but it was mostly “fair.”
Warren was speaking with MassLIve.com when she was pressed on her previous statements over Donna Brazile’s tell-all book, where the former DNC chief claims Hillary Clinton “secretly stole” control of the party nearly a year before she was officially the nominee.
“I agree with what Donna Brazile has said over the last few days; that while there was some bias at the DNC, the overall 2016 primary process was fair and Hillary made history,” said the Senator.
“[Tuesday] night’s election results across the country, including in Massachusetts, showed us that Republicans had money and power,” she deflected. “But, Democrats had our voices and our votes, and we used them. People from every corner of the Democratic Party won and that’s a win, not just for Democrats but for democracy.”
Warren’s comments are in stark contrast to her words from just days ago, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper she believed the 2016 election was “rigged” by the Clinton campaign and was effectively stolen from Bernie Sanders.
HELL FREEZES OVER: Elizabeth Warren ADMITS Tax Cuts Are WORKING
Hyper-liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren was forced to eat her own words on Friday, directly acknowledging that the GOP tax plan was helping millions of working-class families across the United States; adding she’s “in favor of all of that.”
The Massachusetts Democrat was speaking during a radio interview when she made the rare admission, saying she’s “glad” when she reads “that there are companies that have given out” big holiday bonuses following the law’s passage.
“I am glad when I read that there are companies that have given out $1,000 bonuses.”
“Look, I am glad when I read that there are companies that have given out $1,000 bonuses. There are companies that say they’re going to re-work some of their benefit plans. I’m in favor of all of that. I want to see working families do better, you bet,” admitted Warren.
The Senator immediately went back to her tired script, saying she was in favor of the bonuses but unhappy that the tax cuts resulted in a “giveaway” to American businesses.
“But let’s keep in mind, the giveaway was $1.4 trillion and it was given directly to the biggest corporations and the billionaires in this country,” she concluded.
Listen to Warren’s admission below:
h/t Town Hall