Political reporters and cable news anchors were impressed by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) ability to stand and take "selfies" for four hours after her rally on Monday night.
"The fact that she can do this for even four hours … that in and of itself is pretty remarkable," CNN correspondent MJ Lee said.
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Reporters from the Washington Post, New York Times, and CBS shared on social media their amazement at Warren's ability to stand and pose for hours.
Elizabeth Warren is still taking selfies. For context, I have left the rally, taken a train to Brooklyn, ordered uber eats, watched an episode of the Sopranos, and played two FIFA matches
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) September 17, 2019
Nearly four hours after she finished her speech, Elizabeth Warren makes it to the end of the selfie line pic.twitter.com/bSqrkum8iM
— Thomas Kaplan (@thomaskaplan) September 17, 2019
I stayed at Warren’s event for about an hour after she finished. Then went home, watched the Browns game, showered, caught up on emails, ordered some new dresses, hopped on Twitter to find Warren’s selfie line is still going!
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) September 17, 2019
The Warren selfie line is still going strong 2.5 hours after she finished speaking in Washington Square Park. pic.twitter.com/CzuWFDB4KZ
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) September 17, 2019
It was so impressive NBC News decided to publish a piece titled, "Warren spent hours taking selfies with supporters after her big rally. Here's why."
In interviews with CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Warren explained why she spends hours taking photos with supporters.
"Yeah, I was there four hours, but I'll tell you what: so was the last guy in line," Warren told Maddow.
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell compared Warren's explanation to fictional political drama The West Wing.
In the real world of politics I (almost) never hear lines that belong in a "West Wing" script. This is one of those lines. https://t.co/W6XHdYb02a
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) September 18, 2019
Warren gave a speech Monday night at Washington Square Park in New York City discussing how she would fight corruption. Her campaign estimated 20,000 people were in attendance and about 4,000 "selfies" were taken after the speech. The Warren campaign has made it a priority for the senator to take photos with voters after all of her events. They call the pictures "selfies" even when another person takes the photo.