An occasion that at one point in the 2016 presidential election cycle might have seemed improbable, at best, took place in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shared the stage at a campaign rally. The two clasped their hands together and raised them above their heads in a show of solidarity. Warren, after all, took her time to endorse Clinton. Back in December, 13 of the 14 women occupying seats in the Senate came together and announced their backing of Clinton for president. Warren was the lone holdout. And Warren continued her holdout until Clinton had secured enough delegates in the primary race to become the presumptive nominee. She officially endorsed Clinton two days later.
If the delay in endorsing — or any of the harsh remarks Warren has made in the past about Clinton and her husband — caused hard feelings, they certainly weren’t on display at the rally. Standing behind a podium with the words “Stronger Together” emblazoned on its front, the senator and the candidate presented a united front and took sharp aim at Clinton’s likely foe in the general election.
“She knows what it takes to defeat a thin-skinned bully who is driven by greed and hate,” Warren told cheering supporters, alluding to the insults presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is known for unleashing on Twitter. “She doesn’t whine. She doesn’t run to Twitter to call her opponents fat pigs or dummies.”
Warren also praised Clinton for having “steady hands” and “a good heart.”
Clinton then got behind the microphone and struck a tone that seemed primed for the type of liberal agenda espoused not only by Warren but by her vanquished challenger, Bernie Sanders.
“I got into this race because I wanted to even the odds for people who have the odds stacked against them,” Clinton told the audience. “To build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, we have got to go big and we have got to go bold.”
Watch their full appearance together below.
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