Elizabeth Warren labels Trump too 'chicken' to release his tax returns, clucks to prove point

Elizabeth Warren.
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Donald Trump elbowed his way out of the primaries by labeling his opponents "low energy," "little," and "lyin'," only to emerge in a presidential election where he is suddenly playing the victim. The apparent hypocrisy has not escaped Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has come up with her own nickname for Trump: "chicken."

In a wide-ranging speech at a Hillary Clinton event in Denver, Colorado, Warren mocked "the big, brave, Donald Trump" as being "too chicken" to release his tax returns, even clucking into the microphone to make her point:

"I never in my life thought that we would see a nominee for president of the United States who calls women fat pigs and bimbos. I never thought we would see a nominee for president who would brag about sexually assaulting women. I never thought I would see a nominee who would attack his victims who came forward, saying they were too ugly to have been the objects of his assault," Warren went on. "Some people say it makes them sick to hear Donald Trump talk like that. Well not me. Donald Trump's words don't make me sick anymore. They make me furious."

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.