Within minutes of news emerging that Elizabeth Warren would suspend her presidential campaign on Thursday, President Donald Trump fired off a tweet.
Bringing back his long used nickname for the Massachusetts senator, Trump argued Warren dropped out “THREE DAYS TOO LATE.”
Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, who was going nowhere except into Mini Mike’s head, just dropped out of the Democrat Primary…THREE DAYS TOO LATE. She cost Crazy Bernie, at least, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas. Probably cost him the nomination! Came in third in Mass.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
Warren announced to members of her campaign the end of presidential campaign late Thursday morning.
“I know that when we set out, this was not the call you ever wanted to hear. It is not the call I ever wanted to make,” she said in remarks shared with reporters. “I am so proud of how you all fought this fight alongside me: you fought it with empathy and kindness and generosity – and of course, with enormous passion and grit.”
Her decision comes following a brutal Super Tuesday performance, in which she didn’t win a single state. She placed third in her home state of Massachusetts, behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Super Tuesday contest followed weeks of questions over whether Warren could win her home state, with her strongest competition in Massachusetts believed to be Sanders, who held a pair of back-to-back rallies in Springfield and Boston ahead of the primary. Biden was the surprise winner in Massachusetts Tuesday. He won with 33.7% of support from Massachusetts voters, compared to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 26.7% and Warren’s 21.2%.
Warren also lost to Biden in Oklahoma where she grew up and hoped her roots would clinch the state for her.
In tweeting about Warren Thursday, Trump claimed she drew votes from Sanders, dividing progressive voters and allowing Biden significant wins on Tuesday.
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