Elizabeth Warren: Trump is ‘What Happens When Corruption Invades a System’


During a lengthy one-on-one with Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked about her presidential aspirations and of course, Donald Trump.

At one point in the interview, Maddow asked Warren, “But for a lot of Americans, both — I think conservative Americans and liberal Americans, and people who don’t like to align them severals with politics at all but are worried right now, Donald Trump is not just the next Republican president, he’s a special kind of crisis. He’s a special kind of departure from what even had been Republican politics in the past. Do you see that or do you see him as just the next Republican?”

Warren replied, “I see him as what happens when corruption invades a system, that, it gets a little bit corrupt and a little more corrupt and a little more corrupt and then it gets bigger and they get bolder and bolder.”

She added: “And then you end up with someone like Donald Trump. Somebody who isn’t even coy about it. Someone whose cabinet appointees don’t know sic them from come here about whatever is the subject area they’re supposed to be in charge of. Cabinet officials that get caught for just — for trading in stocks in the areas that they are supposed to oversee. Cabinet officials who don’t even pay their taxes. And no shame. Keep it up.”

“Now they’re wallowing in the corruption,” Warren further said, before moving on.

Earlier in the interview, Warren also called Trump an “accelerant” that feeds on corruption.

“Donald Trump is an accelerant,” she said. “He takes a problem that’s been growing and growing and growing, and he just sets it off and makes it worse than ever.”

“Because of corruption?” Maddow asked.

“Yes,” Warren replied.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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