Shapiro Pulls Off Masterful Troll, Devastates Warren Just Hours After 2020 Announcement


After her DNA test provided a less-than-hoped-for results, speculation ran rampant that the 2020 presidential prospects for Sen. Elizabeth Warren were lost.

But apparently, the woman dubbed “Fauxcahontas” by the masses and “Pocahontas” by President Donald Trump, does not believe that is the case.

Warren announced on Twitter and with a video on Monday that she had launched an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run.

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Naturally, that announcement got noticed, and trolled. Enter Ben Shapiro, syndicated radio show host and founder of The Daily Wire, a conservative web site. His response to Warren’s announcement illustrates what some would refer to as “expert level trolling.”

Shapiro’s point is a valid one. Warren’s talking points do, at least at times, seem like ones used by failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whom Warren previously supported for president.

But his trolling didn’t stop there. Shapiro sent out a tweet later that added to his point.

As noted by The Guardian, the 69-year-old Warren may be up against a very crowded field on the Democratic side. Her possible competitors for the party nomination may include “fellow senators such as Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, the former vice-president, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.”

Polling has consistently shown Biden as the early favorite for the Democratic nomination.

Meanwhile, according to USA Today, a poll last week showed more Democrats were opposed to Warren seeking the nomination than were excited by the idea.

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The Guardian article noted things about Warren’s announcement video that unintentionally also supported Shapiro’s tweets. For example, it highlighted a Sanders-like focus from Warren on attacking the wealthy.

“Working families today face a lot tougher path than my family did,” Warren said. “Our government’s supposed to work for all of us, but instead it has become a tool for the wealthy and well connected.”

She went on to show pictures of Trump and his administration in her video while blaming them for the division in the country.

“The whole scam is propped up by an echo chamber of fear and hate designed to distract and divide us – people who will do or say anything to hang on to power,” she said.

Some would say that move, in and of itself, illustrates an attempt at division. Some would say that she is, in fact, one of the “people who will do or say anything to hang on to power.”

This is not the first time Shapiro has taken aim at Warren or made salient points about her. He’s hit her on her DNA results.

Back in 2016, when Warren threw her support behind Hillary Clinton for president and there was talk of her being on the ticket with Clinton, Shapiro let loose on Twitter, making jokes that referenced her claimed Native American heritage. Bear in mind, this occurred long before any DNA testing had been done.

It is likely, based on history, that Shapiro will continue to hit Warren on all fronts as she moves forward with her potential presidential campaign.

As it stands, an exploratory committee “allows her to raise money and fill staff positions before a formal kickoff of her presidential bid,” according to The New York Times.

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