Warren: I'll Fight 'Toxic' Trump Every Step to White House
Mass. senator goes on Facebook rant against presumptive GOP nominee
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2016 8:07 AM CDT
In this Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets ready to speak at the National Press Club in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – Donald Trump is now the GOP's presumptive nominee, and that has some moving straight into "defeat Trump" mode. Count Elizabeth Warren among their number with what Fortune calls an "epic" social-media rant Tuesday night following Trump's big win in Indiana. In her Facebook diatribe against the Donald (as well as in condensed bullet points on Twitter), the Massachusetts senator first states the fairly obvious: "Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It's real—he is one step away from the White House."

Warren then proceeds to point out "what else is real": namely, that Trump "has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia"; "incites supporters to violence, praises Putin, and … is 'cool with being called an authoritarian'"; and "puts out contradictory and nonsensical national security ideas one expert recently called 'incoherent' and 'truly bizarre.'" She also warns that "what happens next will test the character for all of us … It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man's narcissism and divisiveness." And, in case you're still not clear which side she's on: "I'm going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump's toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House." (So what do #NeverTrump folks do now?)