Elizabeth Warren: "I Take Donald Trump Very Seriously"


In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was asked if she is "scared" by Donald Trump. "We can not have a man like this as a serious candidate for president and have him threaten to take over the White House," Warren responded.

CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Are you someone who is scared by Donald Trump? Do you find what's happening around his rallies, around his rhetoric deeply worrisome or scary?

WARREN: I take Donald Trump very seriously. What he is promoting is a form of hate that is virulent, and that is bad for this country.

And my view on this is, this is it. It is time for all of us to speak out -- Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, vegetarians -- everybody, to say no to The Donald. We can not have a man like this as a serious candidate for president and have him threaten to take over the White House. This is not a reality show. This is real life, and this is our country.

And when we're talking about president of the United States, we've got to take a deep breath here and get really serious -- not Donald Trump.

HAYES: You have been very careful about your relationship to the primary on the Democratic side. You have not endorsed either candidate. I -- sense is you don't really love talking about it, but I would feel remiss if I didn't ask you about it. A lot of people are asking if you will endorse, if you have plans to endorse before the convention, and what your current thinking is on the race?

WARREN: Let me say one thing about it. My -- as you call it, my "relationship" to the primary.


WARREN: The way I think of it, I've been cheering them on, because I am really proud to be a Democrat, and this primary has made me proud -- even prouder to be a Democrat. Why? Because our candidates are out there talking about the issues. Our candidates are out there debating the very best way to make sure that our young people can get an education without being crushed by debt. Our candidates are out there talking about trade deals that leave workers in the dirt, and saying that we're not going to support that kind of thing anymore. Our candidates are out there talking about how we get more money into rebuilding infrastructure, roads and bridges, so that we have better jobs, not overseas, but right here in America. Our candidates are having the kind of debate that we should be having in a democracy.

It makes me proud. And I've got to tell you, it makes clear, the difference between Democrats, and boy, that show that's going on over on the Republican side.

So right now I'll tell you what my timeline is. I like what we're doing on the Democratic side, and I think it's what we ought to be doing.

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