The liberal firebrand took aim at the former president for having a “giant blind spot” when it comes to economic matters…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unleashed a torrent of criticisms of former President Barack Obama during an interview with The Guardian published Monday.
The Massachusetts senator focused primarily on Obama’s handling of the economy, and suggested living in America under Obama’s watch was like “getting kicked in the teeth.”
Warren has become the most senior Democrat to challenge the former president’s halo.
“I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talk about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots,” she told the Guardian. “That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans.
“And the lived experiences of most Americans is that they are being left behind in this economy. Worse than being left behind, they’re getting kicked in the teeth.”
Warren also took a swipe at fellow Democrats for what she described as behaving like Republicans. “The Republicans have clearly thrown their lot in with the rich and the powerful, but so have a lot of Democrats,” she reportedly told The Guardian.
The language echoes criticisms made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who famously highlighted his own differences with the Democratic Party while traversing the country with the DNC chairman on a so-called “Unity Tour.”
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