Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) praised her colleague Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for his presidential efforts, saying he shouldn't drop out of the race despite trailing frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
‘‘He’s out there. He fights from the heart. This is who Bernie is,’’ Warren said Thursday, according to the AP. ‘‘He has put the right issues on the table both for the Democratic Party and for the country in general so I’m still cheering Bernie on.’’
Warren said she will make an endorsement in the 2016 race, but declined to make one Thursday. She did, however, take time to call out businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary race.
‘‘Donald Trump claims that the reason he’s qualified to be president of the United States is that he is a very, very, very successful businessman.’’ Warren said. ‘‘Donald Trump is not a great business success and it’s time he’s called on it.’’
‘‘He’s the one who quotes Mussolini,’’ Warren added. ‘‘That is really scary and the American people should pay very close attention.’’
Warren also criticized Trump earlier this week, calling the real estate mogul a "loser" in a Twitter rant on Monday. She previously urged “decent people everywhere“ to stand up to Trump, arguing the businessman is a “bigger, uglier threat every day that goes by.”
According to HuffPost Pollster, Trump still has a big lead over his remaining GOP challengers, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas).
Read more on the latest comments from Warren at the AP.