Elizabeth Warren: ‘Nasty Women Vote’
Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senator and soundbite-proficient attack dog, went for Donald Trump’s jugular at a rally for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Monday.
“Get this, Donald: Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote,” she said. “And on November 8, we nasty women are gonna march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 24, 2016
Women around the country have been reclaiming that “nasty women” moniker ever since Trump hurled the insult at Clinton during the third and final debate before the election. The interjection came during a dig at his expense about not paying taxes, and the suggestion that he might avoid the tax increases on top earners that Clinton has proposed.
It’s since become a slogan of sorts for feminism. If you’re so inclined, you can now buy shirts, hats, tote bags, and other merchandise with the phrase printed on it. When Kate McKinnon played Clinton on Saturday Night Live over the weekend during the show’s cold open, she pulled out a “nasty woman” coffee mug.
Trump supporters have done something similar, reclaiming the name “deplorables,” which Clinton used to describe “half” of the followers of her opponent, who she believes harbor racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic views (she has since said she regrets saying “half”). T-shirts reading “Deplorable Lives Matter” have been popping up at Trump rallies.
The speech at St. Anslem College in Manchester was the duo’s first appearance on stage together since Warren endorsed her in June. It’s also Clinton’s third visit to the Granite State.
With the election just two weeks away, the Democrats took time at the rally to promote down-ballot candidates in the region, particularly Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is in the midst of a contentious battle for Republican Kelly Ayotte’s Senate seat. That race is much closer than the one between Clinton and Trump (she’s beating him in New Hampshire by 15 points, according to the latest poll from WMUR). Polling showed Hassan and Ayotte were in a “dead heat” just a month ago, but Hassan now has an 8-point lead.
Attorney General Maura Healey also made the trip, and she, Clinton, Warren, and Hassan posed for a picture together.
“This team of women should scare [Donald Trump],” Healey tweeted.
— Maura Healey (@maura_healey) October 24, 2016