Following Donald Trump’s epically dark Republican National Convention speech, a number of politicians are inevitably giving their two cents. Bernie Sanders fired off a Twitter storm as the speech happened, and he completely trashed Trump’s rhetoric. But perhaps the most scathing critique came from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Warren has not minced words when it comes to talking about Trump, and her latest critique is no different. Stopping by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Warren compared his speech to one a dictator would make:
“I’ve got to tell you, that speech tonight, he sounded like some two-bit dictator of some country that you couldn’t find on a map. He sounded like a dictator of a small country rather than a man who is running for the highest office of the strongest democracy on the face of this earth. Everyone is underestimating Donald Trump. He is one dangerous man and we need to take him seriously. Take him out now.”
Warren had no glint of humor in her voice, hoping to convey the severity of a Trump presidency. Colbert played devil’s advocate, asking why Bernie Sanders’ followers may be gravitating to Trump over “Washington insider” Hillary Clinton. Warren stated how, in her view, Democrats work for the people, while Trump is only out for himself.
“Every time you kind of scratch the surface a little bit and see what Donald Trump is really talking about, what he’s really talking about is what he’s talked about all his life and that is how to improve the world for Donald Trump.”
With the Democratic convention around the corner, Warren could turn out to be one of the most fiery speakers at the event. If she is this blunt during a late-night talk show, imagine how her speech will be at the DNC. And if we’ve seen anything from the RNC, it’s that speeches can be unpredictable.