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Elizabeth Warren Tries to Explain Why She’s Trustworthy Though Super Rich

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

To her credit, Elizabeth Warren tries to sell a rags-to-riches American success story, but doesn’t succeed.

This video in which Elizabeth Warren tries to explain to WRKO radio host Jeff Kuhner how she can be rich yet trustworthy is quite interesting. When asked why she speaks out against the one percent even though she is one of them, her answer invokes her origins in poverty.

The first problem is: How would Warren have been helped by making her poverty more comfortable? Sounds like it motivated her to achieve something.

Second problem: Once she gained political power it doesn’t seem like it was really hard work that produced her incredible fortune.

The American Mirror reports, “VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren scrambles when confronted about wealth, attacks on 1%

“I had opportunities because America invested in kids like me,” Warren said. “And that’s the reason I’m in public office, so I can make sure the next kid …”

“Ya, I know,” Kuhner cut her off. “But you are part of the 1 percent and you’re railing on the 1 percent. You don’t see the hypocrisy there?”

“This is whether you believe in opportunity or not, and I believe in opportunity,” Warren said as her handler suddenly remembered the senator had a pressing engagement.

“You mean the $350,000 for one course?” Kuhner shot back as Warren dashed down the hallway. “Is that what you mean by opportunity, senator?”

Kuhner’s parting shot refers to the big money Warren raked in as a Native American faculty member at Harvard.

The exorbitant salary is often cited in response to Warren’s hypocritical criticism about the high cost of higher education in America.

Read the entire American Mirror post.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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