She may be famous for calling out “big banks” from the Senate floor, but America’s pre-eminent Harvard diversity hire, Elizabeth Warren, is changing her tune now that she needs to raise money for a mid-term presidential run.
Elizabeth Warren has been making the rounds on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, meeting with some of the nation’s most powerful money men — but it wasn’t to conduct a sit-in in their office hallways, or instruct them in the benefits of a progressive tax system that punishes the wealthy, or even to beg for student loan forgiveness. She was there to make peace, ostensibly so that the big banks she loves to hate won’t be too aggressive in challenging her fledgling presidential run.
According to The New York Times, Warren met with static when she began to approach New York financial executives, but, nevertheless, she persisted. She even met privately with JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, a man she regularly rakes over the coals in public speeches.
“Maybe even more striking than invoking Scripture, the scourge of Wall Street is spending some time with bankers,” the NYT reported. “She attended a party fund-raiser in July at the summer residence of a former UBS executive, and earlier this summer she met privately in Washington with JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon.”
That should be unwelcome news to anyone who believes Warren is somehow the anointed progressive alternative to President Donald Trump.