Elizabeth Warren Responds to Donald Trump's Indiana Victory

May 4th 2016

Kyle Jaeger

Shortly after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he's suspending his campaign for the presidency on Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that the next phase of the election will test the character of the country.


Warren recognized that GOP front-runner Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — "one step away from the White House" — and listed "what else is real" about Trump's candidacy. She wrote that Trump has "built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia," earning him the support of Ku Klux Klan leaders, for example.

"He incites supporters to violence, praises Putin, and, according to a columnist who recently interviewed him, is 'cool with being called an authoritarian' and doesn't mind associations with history's worst dictators," Warren wrote on Facebook. She continued to criticize Trump's foreign policy proposals, warning that the candidate lacks the experience necessary to combat threats from North Korea and ISIS.

"What happens next will test the character for all of us – Republican, Democrat, and Independent," Warren wrote. "It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man's narcissism and divisiveness."

"I know which side I'm on, and I’m going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump’s toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House," Warren added.

Trump won handily in the Indiana primary on Tuesday, beating out Cruz with 53 percent of the vote. After primary results were released, Cruz effectively dropped out of the presidential race, narrowing the Republican presidential field down to Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

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