The race for the White House began once again this morning when Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) declared her candidacy for the presidency in the 2020 elections, the first challenger to publicly throw down the gauntlet against President Donald Trump.
Warren has been one of the president’s most outspoken critics as far back as the 2016 election, which has earned her a spot as one of his favorite media punching bags. Trump regularly disparages her as “goofy Elizabeth Warren” and “Pocahontas” in reference to the absurd non-controversy over her minute Native American heritage.
Clearly terrified of her unashamedly progressive campaign platform and the existential threat that it poses to Trump and his billionaire cronies, Trump insulted her on FOX News tonight during an interview by once again accusing her of being mentally unstable and feeding the toxic idea that seeing a psychiatrist is somehow a bad thing instead of positive decision by a person in need of a little help with their mental health.
New: In Fox interview tonight, President Trump is asked whether Elizabeth Warren could win if she ran: “Well, that I don’t know, you’d have to ask her psychiatrist," he responds
— Steadman (@AsteadWesley) December 31, 2018
It’s very telling that the President can’t respond to Elizabeth Warren without insulting her. Part of it is his deep-rooted misogyny raising its ugly head, as it does any time a woman publicly challenges him or criticizes him, but the rest of it is the fear that she inspires with her ability to tear away working-class voters who are disgusted with the betrayals, lies, and slaps to the face that Trump has delivered to his 2016 voters.
He’s also clearly projecting; if anyone needs to see a psychiatrist, it’s the man who is so unwilling to let any criticism go unchallenged that he will wage feuds with the widows of fallen soldiers and the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.