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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., seemed to turn a potentially problematic fact to your advantage during Thursday night’s primaries debate in Los Angeles, as the conversation on the age of the candidate.
“Senator Warren, you would be inaugurated, the oldest President ever,” moderator Tim Alberta of Politico magazine pointed out. “I want you to weigh in as well.”
“I would be the youngest woman, the dedicated ever,” answered Warren, drawing applause from the audience at Loyola Marymount University.
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The age issue was a sensitive one for several of the 2020 Democrats, with septuagenarians Bernie Sanders (78), Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg (both 77.) and Warren (70) in the competition for the party nomination against younger rivals Tom Steyer (62), Amy Klobuchar (59), Cory Booker (50), Andrew Yang (44), Tulsi Gabbard (38) and Pete Buttigieg (37).
Of the younger group, only Buttigieg has managed a place among the top-tier candidates, which means that President Trump (73) could very likely face a fellow septuagenarian in the General elections next November.
During their response, Warren said, she proves to say in front of more than 100,000 selfies on the election campaign so far, it has the connection with the average American. The comment appeared to be a subtle dig at Biden on the rivals and Buttigieg, the allegedly free-of-charge hefty sums to pose for photos.
Warren is also the recent comments of former President Obama, who said that women are “indisputably better said,” managers as men. Warren said she thought Obama spoke about the power in America.
“I think he’s talking about women and people of color and trans people and people, whose votes pushed only so often,” Warren said. “For me, the best way to understand is to look to how people are with their campaigns in the year 2020.”
“I make the decisions, as I decided not to run, to do it’s business as usual, and now I am crowded to 100,000 selfies. This is shaking the 100,000 hugs and hands and stories. Stories of people struggling with student loan debt. Stories of people who can’t pay their medical bills. Stories of people who can’t find child care.
“Most of the people on this stage run a traditional campaign. And that means that the back-and-forth from coast-to-coast, and rich people and people who can dollars up to 5,000 or more, a photograph, and lead a conversation. And maybe as an Ambassador … “
Warren has repeatedly called Biden and Buttigieg for the acceptance of money from super-PACs and billionaires, while their own campaign, as well as those of fellow progressive Sanders, claims to be grass-roots funded.
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In the most pointed exchange, Warren last private meeting with wealthy donors, within a Californian “wine cave focused on Buttigieg.”
Buttigieg, whose recent rise has been attributed to the said in part of his fundraising success, Democrats are not against Trump with “hands tied behind our backs.” Trump’s re-election campaign has reportedly accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.