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Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren at a town hall at George Mason University on May 16, 2019, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


As Elizabeth Warren rises in polls, Trump team plans new strategy

By WITW Staff on June 19, 2019

With Senator Elizabeth Warren rising in the polls and threatening to gain a slice of President Trump’s supporters, Politico reports, the Trump campaign is looking for ways to stop her momentum.

Trump allies at the Republican National Committee are preparing to go after the Massachusetts senator, labeling her as a liberal extremist, Politico reports, citing conversations with more than a half-dozen Trump advisers. The campaign is busy doing opposition research and planning to use operatives to record her every word, hoping she says something that can be used against her.

“Although our own early published polls and internal polls discounted Elizabeth Warren, her recent momentum in May and June in national and early caucus and primary states into a strong second place to a flat Joe Biden is a cause for our campaign’s attention,” campaign pollster John McLaughlin told Politico. “Senator Warren’s attacks on President Trump’s policies need to be rebutted. We can’t just allow her to continue to attack the President in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and elsewhere.”

Tim Murtaugh, a Trump 2020 spokesman, told Politico, “There’s no question that Elizabeth Warren is on the move, has momentum, and could well end up as our opponent.”

Read the full story at Politico.


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