BLOG: Warren says Trump fans ‘flames of fear and hatred’
From The Associated Press:
PHILADELPHIA — Liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren is using her Democratic convention speech to make clear her view that Americans won’t fall for Donald Trump’s plan to fan what she calls “the flames of fear and hatred.”
The Massachusetts Democrat says in excerpts of a speech she plans to deliver later Monday that the Republican presidential nominee is peddling an old story of “divide and conquer.”
Warren says Trump thinks he can win votes “by turning neighbor against neighbor” and by persuading voters that the source of their problems is “people who don’t look like you, or don’t talk like or don’t worship like you.”
She says bankers, oil companies and giant corporations benefit “when we turn on each other.”
Warren says a divided America can’t “fight back against a rigged system.” She says “the American people are not falling for” Trump’s divisive rhetoric.