Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton blast Donald Trump in first campaign appearance together

06/27/2016 04:05 PM

CINCINNATI – Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took turns bashing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign rally Monday in Cincinnati.

It marked the first time that the Massachusetts Senator and Clinton have appeared together.

Several thousand supporters looked on in the rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal while hundreds more, who were unable to get in because capacity was reached, listened outside of the 1933 art deco structure.

Warren, was the first to bash Trump saying that his policies will only help himself and other wealthy Americans, calling Trump a “small, insecure money grubber who fights for no one but himself.”

“When Donald Trump says he’ll make America great, he means make it even greater for rich guys just like Donald Trump,” Warren said.

Clinton criticized Trump on a number of issues, including his stance on immigration, banning Muslims from entering the country, gun control, and his response to Britain voting to leave the European Union.

“He crowed from his golf course about how the disruption could end up creating higher profits for that golf course, even though within 24 hours, Americans lost $100 billion from our 401ks,” Clinton said.

“He tried to turn a global economic challenge into an infomercial.”

Warren praised Clinton for her tenacity as well as her ability to stand up to what she called “bullying” from Trump.

“She’s been on the receiving end of one right wing attack after another for 25 years, but she has never backed down,” Warren said. “She doesn’t whine, she doesn’t run to twitter to call her opponents fat pigs or dummies. No, she just remembers who needs someone on her side.”

Clinton praised the work of Warren in forming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which, she says, has already returned over $10.8 billion to 25 million Americans who have been hurt by illegal financial practices.

“I want to thank her for fighting for every single day, for families like hers, families like yours, and millions of hard working Americans who deserve to have more folks on their side,” Clinton said.

Clinton outlined her top five economic goals which include a $10 billion investment in new jobs with the “Make it in America” plan to strengthen manufacturing in the country, as well as a debt-free education college plan.

“Let’s set the goal of making college debt free for everyone, and let’s provide debt relief,” Clinton said.

Clinton also want to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy; invest in worker training and apprenticeship programs where people earn while they learn; and rewrite laws so corporations share profits with employees and not just executives.

“Here’s our message to every corporate board room, do the right the thing by your employees and your country, and we will stand by you,” Clinton said. “But, cheat your employees, exploit your customers, pollute our environment, or rip off taxpayers, and we will hold you accountable.”

After the Cincinnati rally, Clinton and Warren made a campaign stop in Chicago.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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