Elizabeth Warren will call Donald Trump “a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” in a speech to a progressive legal group Thursday, according to excerpts of her remarks provided by her office.
Warren is looking to play a major role in uniting the Democratic Party after a contentious presidential primary, in part by going after Trump.
At a conference of the American Constitution Society in Washington Thursday, Warren will take aim at Trump’s attacks on the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University, according to the excerpts.
“Judge Curiel is one of countless American patriots who has spent decades quietly serving his country,” Warren will say. “Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself. And that is just one of the many reasons why he will never be President of the United States.”
Curiel survived assassination attempts, so he’ll “have no problem surviving Trump’s nasty temper tantrums,” Warren is expected to say.
Warren has launched several Twitter barrages at the presumptive Republican nominee. And Trump fired back by calling her “Pocahontas,” a reference to a controversy over her Native American heritage.
But Warren will use her speech Thursday to expand her attack on all Republicans by tying them to Trump.
“Trump isn’t a different kind of candidate. He’s a Mitch McConnell kind of candidate. Exactly the kind of candidate you’d expect from a Republican Party whose ‘script’ for several years has been to execute a full-scale assault on the integrity of our courts,” she is expected to say.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell want Trump to appoint judges, Warren will say. “They want those judges to tilt the law to favor big business and billionaires like Trump. They just want Donald to quit being so vulgar and obvious about it,” Warren will continue.
“Donald Trump chose racism as his weapon, but his aim is exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans,” she is expected to say.