Warren blasts Trump's Cabinet appointments
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday slammed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s Cabinet appointments, specifically blasting Steven Mnuchin, whom the president-elect has selected to lead the Treasury Department.
“What happened is that Wall Street bankers crashed the economy, they got bailed out, and nobody went to jail, and that made the American people really, really serious. They’re still angry about it,” Warren said Wednesday on CNN.
“Donald Trump tapped into that anger and he promised when he was running for president that he would break the connection between Wall Street and this Congress.”
Warren said that the president-elect then turned around and chose Mnuchin, a man who “had actually been one of the people who helped do all of those lousy mortgages that not only broke the economy, but broke millions of families.”
“And then after the crash, a guy who turned around and bought a bank that then became infamous for how hard it squeezed families that had already been cheated and was the foreclosure machine following that,” she said.
She added that the American people are “furious” over what Wall Street has done.
“What Donald Trump is doing is he’s literally handing the keys to the Treasury over to a Wall Street banker who helped cause the crash,” she said.
Warren also said the president-elect has doubled down on racism and bigotry since his victory.
She questioned how the president-elect wants to run his administration when asked if there was a chance for common ground to be found between her and a Trump administration on specific issues.
“If he wants to run his administration on bigotry and on Wall Street insiders trickle-down economics that helps a handful of people at the top and leaves everybody else behind,” Warren said.
“I can’t be part of that and I don’t think that’s where Democrats are.”
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