Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) fired back at a question about her age during Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, when it was noted that she would be the oldest president ever inaugurated if she won the 2020 election.
“I’d also be the youngest woman ever inaugurated,” Warren, 70, said to applause.
Warren was responding to a question regarding recent comments former President Obama made saying that women are “indisputably better” leaders than men.
“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything … living standards and outcomes,” he said.
“I’d also be the youngest woman ever inaugurated.” -@ewarren #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/kSpThcLcjQ
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) December 20, 2019
“I believe that President Obama was talking about who has power in America, whose voices get heard. I believe he’s talking about women and people of color and trans people and people whose voices so often get shoved out,” Warren responded during Thursday’s debate.
Warren, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE are all septuagenarians. South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE, 37, is the only other top-tier contender not older than 70.
The debate moderators first asked Sanders and Biden to respond to Obama’s remarks, drawing a mild rebuke from Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), who was posed the same question after the two men.
“Thank you for asking a woman this question,” she said.
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