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'Goofy' Elizabeth Warren Spent Friday Twitter- Attacking Trump

She's not impressed with his new nickname for her
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2016 12:50 PM CDT
'Goofy' Elizabeth Warren Spent Friday Twitter- Attacking Trump
Sen. Elizabeth Warren gestures before speaking at the National Press Club in Washington last year.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren took to the gladiator arena of our modern age—Twitter—to do battle Friday night. Politico reports it actually started with a tweet from Warren on Tuesday that called Trump racist and narcissistic, among other things. He finally fired back Friday, calling her "goofy," as well as a "fraud" for claiming to be Native American. That prompted an 11-tweet fusillade from Warren that Gawker calls "scathing." She derided Trump's comeback "lame," especially after he waited three days to respond to her. She then accused Trump of being a "bully" who tells "offensive lies" because he "can't have an honest conversation about his dangerous vision for America."

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Fox News reports Warren could become a Clinton surrogate for attacks on Trump in the general election, and Gawker states she's "doing a far better job humiliating Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton's own campaign." "She's been getting on Twitter more and more and criticizing Trump like she is the pit bull for the Democratic Party," Scott Brown, who Warren defeated in a Senate race, tells Fox News. A former Warren fundraiser says he thinks she enjoys getting into fights with Trump on Twitter and that he only helps Democrats when fires back at her. As for Trump, ABC News reports it looks like he's going to stick with "goofy" and "goofus" as nicknames for Warren, using them at a rally Friday in Oregon. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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