Elizabeth Warren Wonders 'If America Will Ever Be Ready for a Male President Again' After Trump

May 4, 2017

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) suggested Wednesday that if the rest of Donald Trump's presidency is like his first 100 days in office, then Americans would not want to elect another male president.

Warren railed against Trump during her keynote address at a gala for EMILY's List, a pro-choice political action committee, NBC News reported.

"The way that things are going, if the next three years and 261 days are like Donald Trump's first 100 days, I wonder if America will ever be ready for a male president again," Warren said.

The Massachusetts Democrat appeared to suggest that Trump, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), sought to keep women from succeeding in politics. Warren predicted that she and others would "shatter the glass ceiling into so many pieces that the Donald Trumps and Mitch McConnells of the world will never be able to put it back together again!"

"Donald Trump might call us names. Mitch McConnell might tell us to sit down and shut up," Warren said in an apparent reference to McConnell censuring her in February for allegedly violating Senate rules.

"We will not back down. We will not play dead. We will resist. We will persist. And we will win," Warren added.

McConnell reprimanded Warren in February, claiming she violated Senate rules while reading on the chamber floor a letter opposing then-Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions that attacked him personally.

"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," McConnell said of the incident.

His phrasing created a rallying cry for progressives and feminists about standing up to authority: "Nevertheless, she persisted."

During an interview with CBS News last month, Warren indicated that McConnell's reprimand might have stemmed from sexism.

"All I can say is the next day, four men stood up and read exactly the same letter and they all got to finish," Warren told CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.

Trump has come under attack for his treatment of women, most notably when his 2005 "Access Hollywood" video surfaced showing him making vulgar comments about women.