Snapshots: Clinton, Warren meet for 1st campaign event
Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket.
Throwing clasped hands high in the air, the two women promised to “go big” and “go bold” to level the playing field for frustrated and angry workers.
“I’m here today because of her,” said Warren, a champion of the party’s liberal base, before 2,600 cheering supporters at the Cincinnati Museum Center a Union Terminal. “We’re here to fight side by side with Hillary Clinton.”
The picture-perfect image marked an important moment of party unity after Clinton’s long-fought primary against liberal challenger Bernie Sanders, who has not yet endorsed his former rival. And with the Massachusetts senator under consideration to be Clinton’s running mate, it may also be a harbinger of the party’s future.
Warren showed how she could play the role as an attacker-in-chief against Republican Donald Trump, calling him a “small, insecure money-grubber,” ‘’a nasty man” and “goofy.”
An unprecedented two-woman ticket would electrify the party’s liberal wing, boosting enthusiasm for Clinton’s campaign as she continues to face high unfavorable ratings.
Warren could also help Clinton combat the perception that the multimillionaire former first lady is disconnected from the struggles of working Americans — an image encouraged by Sanders during his campaign.
Her arm over Warren’s shoulder, Clinton lavished praise on the progressive icon, whom she called a “friend” and a “great leader.”
“She is considered so terrific, so formidable, because she tells it like it is,” she said.
Trump: Can you spare $10 for my campaign?
The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money.
With the simple tap of the “send” button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions — as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of adding $2 million of his own money.
That one-day haul from Trump’s first fundraising appeal is early evidence of the digital magic it takes to fill campaign coffers Bernie Sanders-style, from millions of people, each giving a few bucks.
Yet that was just one email. Success demands repetition.
The presumptive Republican nominee must make the case that he needs money, after months of boasting that he can pay his own way. And his campaign also is failing in what could be called “the art of the email.” One analysis found that 74 percent of his first fundraising requests landed in spam folders.
Still, if Trump can reap millions of dollars from each pitch, it could help him solve an urgent problem: He’s being crushed by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s well-honed finance machine, which pulled in 10 times as much as he did last month. Campaign money pays for the advertising and employees needed to find, persuade and turn out voters on Election Day.
Trump’s national finance chairman Steven Mnuchin said the campaign was “overwhelmed” by reaction to the first online fundraising appeal. “This is now going to become a daily effort,” Mnuchin said.
Since that initial email, the Trump campaign has sent at least five additional solicitations. In an email Monday, son Eric Trump wrote that “donors like you helped us to raise $11 million in just a few days.”
“That’s why we set another Trump-sized goal” of raising $10 million by Thursday, the last day of the month, Eric Trump wrote.