Warren on State of the Union: ‘I Wanted It Burned Into My Eyes’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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• January 31, 2018 6:38 am


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) did not have a positive response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night, tweeting she wanted it "burned into my eyes" to remind herself to keep "fighting."

Warren said the sight of Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) "applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut" was all the vision she needed to be "back in this fight."

I went to the . I wanted it burned into my eyes. If there’s ever a moment when I’m too tired to keep fighting, I just have to close my eyes & see , & applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut, & I'm back in this fight," she wrote.

Warren is among numerous Democrats rumored to be running for president in 2020, although she's said publicly she's focused on her Senate re-election fight this year.

Trump sought to hit notes of bipartisanship but also trumpeted his administration's accomplishments in the 80-minute address. While Republicans often applauded, Democrats looked grim for much of the address and even lightly booed some of his rhetoric on immigration.