Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Engaged in the Age-old Female Ritual of Overcomplimenting Each Other

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Politicians who color-coordinate together stay together.
Politicians who color-coordinate together stay together.Photo: John Sommers II

For once, today was a great day in politics for women (Texas women can still get abortions! Domestic abusers can’t buy guns!), so it was only fitting that two of politics’ most recognizable women teamed up to celebrate. In their first joint campaign appearance, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren spoke to supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, where they spent most of their time praising each other.

“She’s been on the receiving end of one right-wing attack after another for 25 years. But she has never backed down,” Warren said of Clinton, echoing the reason she gave for endorsing the presumptive Democratic nominee in the first place. “She doesn’t whine. She doesn’t run to Twitter to call her opponents fat pigs or dummies. No, she just remembers who really needs someone on their side. And she gets up and keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most.”

As for Clinton, she said she was “delighted” to be with Warren, whom she called a “great leader.” “You just saw why she is considered so terrific, so formidable, because she tells it like it is,” Clinton said.

The pair also spent much of their address bashing the natural-born enemy of women: Donald Trump. Warren, who’s pretty well-known for attacking the presumptive GOP nominee, called Trump a “nasty man who will never become president of the United States,” and critiqued him for visiting his golf courses in Scotland as the U.K. tried to get back on its feet following the Brexit vote. And Clinton was pretty into it:

Then Clinton took a turn, letting loose on Trump like she did in her speech on the economy:

“This is a man who plays coy with white supremacists and mocks people with disabilities, who talks about banning an entire religion from entering our country, who advocates getting rid of gun-free zones in schools, letting more countries have nuclear weapons, defaulting on our national debt, turning back the clock on marriage equality,” Clinton said. “And just like Elizabeth, I could go on and on.”

Nice to see even powerful female politicians can’t stop copiously complimenting each other.