Since Donald Trump came into power as President of the United States in February of this year, the world has undeniably been divided and conflicted over his politics and beliefs.
And there’s one woman in Washington who appears determined not to let him win. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Democratic Party, has offered a glimpse of hope over the political landscape of America, as she campaigns tirelessly against his controversial policies.
You might remember her as the women who was thrown out of a meeting for addressing the issue of Jefferson Sessions’ (Trump’s Attorney General) racism, as he was being considered for a federal judgeship.
During the Senate meeting, Elizabeth began to read aloud a letter from 1986, written by Martin Luther King’s widow, Coretta Scott King. The letter was critical of Sessions, citing his racism, and talking about how a promotion for him would, in Coretta’s eyes, “irreparably damage the work of my husband”.
Elizabeth continued to read out the disparaging letter in a bid to expose the nature of Trumps’ associates, until she was thrown out of the Senate floor.
And she didn’t stop there. When she was removed from the room, Elizabeth simply took it upon herself to broadcast the reading of the letter on Facebook Live – meaning people from all around the world could hear it.
Previously a law professor at Harvard, Elizabeth entered the political arena in 2008, as Obama’s appointed assistant and special adviser to the secretary of the Treasury. She concerned herself with the stretching of the middle class, and fought tooth and nail to get former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton into office.
Elizabeth was essentially Clinton’s right-hand lady, appearing at events and rallies at her side throughout her campaign.
And she’s been outspoken about Trump ever since. Just before his inauguration, she wrote in a Facebook post “Let’s be honest, Donald Trump is a loser. Count all his failed businesses. See how he kept his father’s empire afloat by cheating people with scams like Trump University and by using strategic corporate bankruptcy (excuse me, bankruptcies) to skip out on debt.
“Listen to the experts who’ve concluded he’s so bad at business that he might have more money today if he’d put his entire inheritance into an index fund and just left it alone.”
After the inauguration, Elizabeth also attended the famed Woman’s March, and made sure to let people know exactly what she thought of the new President, by protesting against him and his values.
Most recently, she’s openly criticised Trump’s decision to take America out of the Paris Agreement, saying that, “we must do better as a nation”.
And she hasn’t been afraid to call out his skewed policies on health care either, tweeting earlier about how she and other women are taking a stand against Trumpcare.
Now, she’s shown that she’s intent on staying in power in order to fight against Donald Trump.
In January 2017, she announced that she would be running for a second term as US Senator from Massachusetts, saying “The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots, and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country,” and “This is no time to quit.”
We’re looking forward to see what she’ll do next…