Trump mocks Warren over New Hampshire primary performance
Feb. 12, 2020
President Trump mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s (D-Mass.) performance in New Hampshire’s Democratic Primary, saying he thinks she is "sending signals that she wants out.”
The tweet comes after Warren conceded defeat in the New Hampshire primary as early results show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg , and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) holding the top three spots. Complete results are still not available as of press time.
“Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is having a really bad night. I think she is sending signals that she wants out. Calling for unity is her way of getting there, going home, and having a ‘nice cold beer’ with her husband," Trump tweeted, likely referring a 2019 Instagram live video in which Warren said she was going to 'get me a beer' before later offering one to her husband.
Warren’s fourth place in New Hampshire comes after a third-place showing in the Iowa Caucuses. CNN predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden and Warren won’t meet the 15% threshold in New Hampshire to earn any national delegates.
However, despite the president’s assumptions, in a statement sent by Warren’s campaign, the Massachusetts senator suggested she would stay in the running for the foreseeable future.
“[W]e might be headed for another one of those long primary fights that lasts for months,” Warren said. “We’re two states in, with 55 states and territories to go. We still have 98% of the delegates for our nomination up for grabs, and Americans in every part of our country are going to make their voices heard.”
As the results from New Hampshire continue to come in, Sanders is leading with Buttigieg close behind.