One thing Democrats can say about living under a Trump presidency is it’s tiring. With the constant barrage of hateful rhetoric, it’s wearisome. The constant ugliness is exhausting, and with only one year in we are ready for change.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) confirmed that and talked about how the years we have left with Trump will continue to drag on for what will seem like an eternity. In an appearance on The Late Show, she spoke with Stephen Colbert who noted they had last spoke before Trump was president. It was a simpler time back then. No one could have ever imagined the mess we would be in now.
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When Colbert noted Trump was not president when they last spoke, Warren exclaimed:
‘I remember those days.’
There was almost a wistful longing in her voice. She also asked how long Trump had been president at this point. Colbert quipped:
‘Forty-five years. If my bone density is any indication.’
That’s when she compared “Trump years” to “dog years.”
Of course, that’s a reference to the saying that one dog year equals seven human years. So, if you went through that thought process under Trump, one Trump year would equal probably 10 human years. At least, that’s what it feels like.
Colbert noted the presidency generally ages a president; however, the American people are the ones being aged. He said:
‘We’re the ones getting older very quickly.’
They went on to talk about Trump’s affinity for calling her Pocahontas on Twitter. Recently, Trump tweeted:
‘Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.’
She told Colbert that no matter what Trump called her, she would not be stopped.
‘Donald Trump thinks if he’s going to start every one of these tweets to me with some kind of racist slur here, then he’s going to shut me up. It didn’t work in the past. It’s not going to work in the future. Not going to work.’
She then mentioned she was up for reelection in 2018. Colbert then brought up the big election in 2020. Warren has been floated as a possible candidate in the 2020 presidential election.
She deflected, of course, and spoke about the importance of what they are fighting for in the Senate right now.
‘We got to be really careful here. I get the point about Trump years and what this feels like right now. But we’ve got fights in front of us right now. We can’t play this game of every four years we’re going to get focused and get active in politics. Right now, this past week and the week coming up we’ve got a fight on taxes…
‘Here’s the deal. This is about numbers but it’s about values. I don’t believe one middle-class person in America should have her taxes raised in order to do tax giveaways to billionaires…’
She also spoke to Colbert about the fight for health care as a right to all Americans. You can watch the entire interview below.