Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren has had a strong kickoff to her nomination campaign. She has frequently polled in the top 3 of the crowded field of candidates. The strong polling numbers have been back up by her rallies, which have been drawing a tremendous number of people.
The large crowd’s at Warren’s events and the media coverage about it have drawn the interest of the President. On Tuesday night, Trump took to Twitter to criticize Warren and the media coverage of her rally attendance.
Trump not only wrote about Warren, he used the racist Pocahontas nickname he typically uses while talking about the senator. “They do stories so big on Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s crowd sizes, adding many more people than are actually there, and yet my crowds, which are far bigger, get no coverage at all. Fake News,” tweeted the President.
The Commander in Chief also commented on one of the few polling services showing him with a positive approval rating. He continued, “It is amazing that I can be at 51% with Zogby when the Fake & Corrupt News is almost 100% against me. Great job Mr. President!”
The President’s comments are unlikely to bother Warrren who is experiencing a strong surge of excitement. Over the weekend, the senator spoke to a crowd estimated at 15,000 in Seattle Washington. The previous week, Warren spoke to around 12,000 people in St. Paul, Minnesota. While there isn’t a perfect way to measure how crowd size could affect electability, Warren’s chances as a candidate seem to be on the rise.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.