Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Rev. Al Sharpton and a mostly black crowd for an “amen” during a speech she was giving at a National Action Network conference Thursday.
Warren, in the middle of railing against the Trump administration and Republicans, turned to the crowd to ask them for an “amen” of “approval” during her speech.
“So when the Trump administration and the Republicans take steps to undermine equal rights, to roll back economic opportunity or to subvert equal justice under law, then we’re going to call them out and we’re going to fight back every single time,” Warren declared, before asking “Can I have an amen on that?”
The crowd broke out into a round of applause. Warren also said the Trump administration was actively working to take the country back to a time when the government found discrimination acceptable, adding that the administration was trying blame issues on the “other.”
“They’re working to turn back the clock to when discrimination was okay with our government. We know what they’re up to. This is the latest version of the old ‘divide and conquer’ strategy. Hate and racism have divided Americans for a long time. Failing schools? Blame it on the black and brown kids. Bad jobs? Blame the immigrants. The drugs and crime? Always find ‘them’ to blame. For those on top, divide and conquer is a great strategy because when we turn on each other, we can’t unite to fight against the system that is rigged in favor of the wealthy and the powerful, ” Warren added.
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