Boston, MA– During a conversation on Boston Herald’s “Talk It Up,” a right-leaning local radio show, President Donald Trump said that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) should resign and accused her of “defrauding” the American people, reported MassLive in a press release by the State House News Service.
When the hosts asked him about Warren, Trump stated that her false claims of Native American heritage (or in his words: her claims of “Indian blood”) helped her career (something which her former employers have denied).
Trump said: “I think it's ridiculous. Look, she defrauded the public for a long time and she should really be the one to resign, hence the name Pocahontas. She has gone through colleges and gotten jobs and gotten in all because she supposedly had Indian blood and then it turned out that wasn't true. So she's defrauded the public, she's defrauded the college and I guess other places of work and she should be the last one to be talking.” Worth noting, Warren was also among the first to call for impeachment proceedings to begin, following the release of the Mueller Report.
Trump’s comment that Warren should resign comes on the heels of Warren’s tweet calling for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to resign, given his efforts to suppress the full content of the Mueller Report (a redacted version was released containing the report’s findings on the Trump campaign’s connection to Russia and on President Trump’s attempts to interfere in the investigation).
Warren is far from the only one calling for Barr’s resignation. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) along with a handful of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls (Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julián Castro) have also called for Barr to step down as attorney general.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller helped to ignite the firestorm against Barr in a letter critiquing Barr’s initial summary of the report’s findings. Mueller’s letter said that Barr’s public summary, released in advance of the report itself, “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions...There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
Of Barr’s testimony to the Senate, Trump said on the radio show, “I heard that the attorney general was really, really solid and did a great job today.”
In the same conversation on talk radio, Trump also commented on the recent lawsuit by two Massachusetts Attorneys General (AG Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County, and AG Marian Ryan, Middlesex County). The lawsuit, filed this week, argues that jt should be illegal for federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents to make arrests in state courthouses. Trump suggested that these attorneys general are ok with crime.
“These are people that probably don't mind crime. They don't mind what's going on,” Trump said.