Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: accidental comedian?
While Warren’s hopes of winning the Democratic nomination for president are fading fast thanks in part to Berniementum, that hasn’t stopped her from unexpectedly opening other doors of opportunity while on the campaign trail.
During a speech Warren gave to the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas on Tuesday, she introduced herself as the woman who “was gonna beat Donald Trump.” She followed up by telling the small crowd that the White House “is a mess.” It’s what she said next that will become the subject of countless hilarious memes in the weeks and months to come:
“And when you’ve got a mess, and you REALLY need it cleaned up, call a woman to get the job done.”
Watch the video of Warren’s remarks below, via McClatchyDC:
Here’s a shorter version from a different angle, which was tweeted out by CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns:
Elizabeth Warren addresses the Culinary Workers Union in LV and says: The White House is a mess and “when you’ve got a mess and you really need it cleaned up, you call a woman and get the job done.” pic.twitter.com/auidrcSBa8
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) February 19, 2020
While it’s clear she wasn’t talking about literally “cleaning up” after a man, the remarks came across as a bit off key considering they were coming from a self-styled “war on women” feminist. It didn’t take long for the jokes and observations to start rolling in:
Like a maid? Is that what she’s saying?
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) February 19, 2020
It’s true. I always call for a woman to clean up after I make a mess. https://t.co/dgyxPgsp42
— David Edward ???? (@_David_Edward) February 19, 2020
— nobody likes the tuna here ☭ (@on_crust) February 19, 2020
Reinforcing harmful gender norms (with a canned one-liner) like a queen????
— Tommy Kombuchar (@ThomasIsOnline) February 19, 2020
Sexism but make it woke
— the last of the wife guys (@TheSocietyDude) February 19, 2020
Well that… sounds sexist. Especially in a room with hotel workers etc.
— Daniel Luby (@Daniel_luby) February 19, 2020
Is she auditioning for a Michael Bloomberg commercial?
— pmcall ⏳????️⚖️???? (@pmcall) February 19, 2020
Ouch! That last one’s gonna leave a mark.
Speaking of Las Vegas, the Democratic presidential debate is tonight at 9pm Eastern time. Here’s how to watch. Also, make sure to check in here at the site for live commentary from me, my RedState colleagues, and your fellow RS commenters starting at 8:45. Should be fun. ????
(Hat tip: Twitchy)