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Elizabeth Warren tells Donald Trump his ‘free ride is over’ in second tweetstorm in five days

FILE — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 27, 2016. On May 6, tensions between Donald Trump and Warren spilled into a Twitter war, which spanned four hours and more than a dozen posts and insults — “Goofy Elizabeth Warren,” he called her; a sexist, racist, xenophobic “bully,” she countered — on both sides. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times) Drew Angerer / The New York Times

Just hours after Elizabeth Warren mocked Donald Trump’s new nickname for her, the Massachusetts senator unleashed another tweetstorm deriding the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

In an interview earlier Wednesday, Warren laughed off Trump’s new moniker for her, which prompted the billionaire, who proudly works to brand his opponents, to respond.

Trump said Warren was “one of the least effective Senators in the entire U.S. Senate” and cited her ancestry—a topic of controversy during her 2012 Senate campaign, which Trump recently reignited—as a reason she did not seek the presidency or vice presidency.

(Warren did write in her 2014 book that she was personally thrown and “hurt” during the campaign by Republicans’ attacks on her Native American roots.)

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But in response Wednesday afternoon, Warren said Trump’s response to women “standing up to him” was sexist and twice incorporated the word Democrats have tried to use to brand the Republican candidate: Dangerous.

Warren also questioned how Trump’s policies regarding the federal minimum wage, college, or Wall Street would benefit the working class.

The series of attacks was a sequel to last Friday’s tweetstorm, in which Warren said Trump had “lied his way through the primaries without being held accountable” and that she was “sick” of his racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

Trump responded by saying  Warren was playing “the woman’s card.”

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Warren’s attacks also pushed Trump to press back on the working class and his position of the minimum wage.

During his appearance Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Trump said he didn’t know “how people make it on $7.25 an hour,” before adding that he would like to see states, rather than the federal government, increase the minimum wage.

“But should the federal government set a floor, and then you let the states…” asked Chuck Todd.

“No,” Trump said. “I’d rather have the states go out and do what they have to do. And the states compete with each other, not only other countries, but they compete with each other, Chuck. So I like the idea of let the states decide.”

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