Boston Globe Elizabeth Warren was asked to giver her opinion of Donald Trump:
‘‘Donald Trump claims that the reason he’s qualified to be president of the United States is that he is a very, very, very successful businessman.’’ Warren told reporters after touring a community health care center. ‘‘Donald Trump is not a great business success and it’s time he’s called on it.’’
Warren also said she’s troubled by the authoritarian image she said Trump is cultivating, noting that he retweeted a quote from Benito Mussolini, the 20th century fascist dictator of Italy.
Trump last month said he knew who said the quote, which read: ‘‘It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.’’ He said it didn’t make a difference whether Mussolini or someone else said it because it’s an interesting quote.
‘He’s the one who quotes Mussolini,’’ Warren said. ‘‘That is really scary and the American people should pay very close attention.’’
She was also asked whether Bernie Sanders should drop out of the race:
‘‘He’s out there. He fights from the heart. This is who Bernie is,’’ Warren said. ‘‘He has put the right issues on the table both for the Democratic Party and for the country in general so I’m still cheering Bernie on.’’
On the question of endorsement:
She said she plans to make an endorsement, but not yet.
I kind of mulled that over in my head a little, because I really feel that a Warren endorsement is a potential game changer at this point.
If she endorses Sanders she revitalizes his campaign and really puts extreme pressure on Clinton to refocus on Bernie rather than keep her attention aimed at Donald Trump and the general election.
And if she endorses Hillary, well I think that will signal it is time for Sanders to pack it up and call it a day.
Of course Warren could decide to keep her powder dry, and her options open, and simply wait to endorse until after the nomination process is over and a clear winner is decided.
I wonder what it feels like to have the kind of power that Elizabeth Warren now wields?