Warren Hits Obama Over Economic Record in New Interview

Appears to knock Hillary Clinton while criticizing Dems' ties to 'the rich and the powerful'

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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) seemed to take a swing at her party's last two presidential nominees, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in an interview published Monday.

In her interview with the Guardian, Warren said that many Americans were "left behind" economically during Obama's presidency.

"I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talks about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots," Warren said. "That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans. And the lived experiences of most Americans is that they are being left behind in this economy."

"Worse than being left behind, they're getting kicked in the teeth," Warren added.

The Massachusetts senator also criticized other Democrats for their ties to wealthy and powerful individuals–something Warren, a vocal critic of Wall Street, has been outspoken about.

"The Republicans have clearly thrown their lot in with the rich and the powerful, but so have a lot of Democrats," Warren said. "You know, it’s a question of walking the walk on working people, on fighting for working people. I think that was the real point."

Warren did not name any individuals, but her comment appeared to be a swipe at the Clintons. Hillary Clinton's Wall Street ties were a source of criticism from Republicans and other Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Warren has previously criticized Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for their links to Wall Street.

In her interview, Warren also said she probably would not support a pro-life Democratic candidate for office. The party's stance on abortion has been a topic of debate in recent days after Sen. Bernie Sanders received strong criticism from left-wing groups for endorsing a Democratic mayoral candidate in Omaha, Nebraska who previously backed state bills they called "anti-choice."