11-Year-Old Reporter Interviews Warren, Prefers Williamson

'So definitely she's been pretty impressive'

July 30, 2019

An 11-year-old reporter told CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday he was more impressed by Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson after he interviewed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.).

"And who impresses you the most?" Baldwin asked Jaden Jefferson. "You've been reading all about these candidates like we all have."

"Well, Marianne Williamson, definitely," Jefferson replied.

"Really?" Baldwin asked.

"Yeah, because there's been a lot of reaction on Marianne and how she's an author. There's been things that people said she's trying to promote a book or she was trying to just do this as a stunt. So definitely she's been pretty impressive I guess," Jefferson said.

This is not the first time Warren has failed to impress over the past week.

On Monday, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson warned Democrats that focusing solely on policy proposals will not help win in 2020, criticizing Warren's policy-heavy approach.

"The Democrats make a mistake if they try to do this 'Warren plan' where you're just going to bore somebody with plans every 15 minutes. You have to give people somebody to believe in. You have to give people something to be excited about," Johnson said.

Williamson stood up to criticism on Tuesday, insisting she is not a "wacky new-age nutcase," adding that "the establishment media sees me as a real threat to the status quo." She also called for a "spiritual awakening."

Williamson is a self-help author and spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey.

Warren is in a virtual tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for second place behind former vice president Joe Biden in Democratic primary polls. Williamson is averaging 0.3 percent, only narrowly behind Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY), but ahead of Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.).