DOVER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed President Trump for being more concerned about his “own political skin” than the nation’s security when it comes to his handling Iran — her latest condemnation coming after a protester interrupted one of her campaign speeches Friday to accuse her of “siding with Iran.”
Warren attempted to link Trump’s order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to the president’s looming impeachment trial in the Senate.
“Now it comes out just today that Donald Trump told his associates at the time that he was ordering the killing of Soleimani that he was under pressure from Republican senators whose votes and support he would need during the impeachment trial,” Warren said.
She went on to say the president’s “first concern on national security issues is not the security of the United States, it’s Donald Trump’s own political skin. This man is an embarrassment. This man is now clearly a danger to the United States of America and to the entire world. We need to get him out of the White House.”
Warren delivered her latest denunciation of Trump calmly, just moments after she was brusquely interrupted by a screaming protester at the start of her Dover, N.H., town hall.
Elizabeth Warren almost immediately interrupted by a protester in Dover, New Hampshire, a man who shouted that she supports Iran and called her a “fraud.” Warren remained calm, let the man have his say. He was escorted out by a police officer #nhpolitics #fitn @bostonherald pic.twitter.com/9O9tDWjbOr
— Lisa Kashinsky (@lisakashinsky) January 10, 2020
“You’re siding with racists. You’re siding with Iran. Why are you siding with terrorists?” the man yelled at Warren, before calling her “a fraud” and telling her to resign.
Warren let the man shout, speaking softly into her microphone, “This is a man who’s deeply upset. It’s all right. It’s time for you to leave.”
The man was escorted out by a police officer and Warren’s staff.
Warren’s latest take on the escalating tensions with Iran comes as Democratic presidential hopefuls seek to make their case as the best commander in chief to avert a new crisis in the Middle East following the Trump administration’s killing of Soleimani.