Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) memorable zinger from Thursday night's Democratic debate was blatantly plagiarized from renowned humorist Hillary Clinton.
Asked to address the fact that, if elected, she would be the oldest president ever inaugurated, the 70-year-old Warren unleashed what some social media users have described as an "epic clap back," noting that she would "also be the youngest woman ever inaugurated." Warren touted the zinger on her campaign Twitter account during the debate.
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— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 20, 2019
Warren is not the first female candidate to deploy the "youngest woman" line. Hillary Clinton used it all the way back in June 2015 during a speech at her official campaign launch on Roosevelt Island in New York City. "I will be the youngest woman president in the history of the United States," the twice-failed candidate said. "You won’t see my hair turn white in the White House. I’ve been coloring my hair for years."
Warren's failure to come up with an original gender-themed zinger comes at a time when the candidate is facing grave questions about her credibility. The white senator, who was once described as Harvard Law's "first woman of color" because of her self-proclaimed Native American heritage, was recently caught on video lying to a school-choice activist about sending her children to public school.
The candidate's blatant plagiarism and lack of originality did not stop the so-called blue checkmarks on Twitter from "stanning" for Warren on the popular social networking platform.
OK, calling it a night for Elizabeth Warren: "I'd also be the youngest woman ever elected."
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 20, 2019
ELIZABETH WARREN FOR THE WIN:
"I'd also be the youngest woman ever inaugurated."
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) December 20, 2019