At the graduation ceremony for students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) attempted an “apolitical” commencement speech but alas admitted, “I can’t help myself” and proceeded to knock the Trump administration.
"I'm trying to keep this apolitical but I can't help myself,” Warren said, encouraging students to stay focused on principles that matter. “The principle that no one, no one in this country is above the law and we need a Justice Department, not an obstruction of justice department.”
That was just one of many of her anti-Trump sentiments peppered throughout the speech. Members of Trump’s cabinet weren’t off the list, either, as The Hill noted:
Warren on Friday didn't hold back from jabbing other members of Trump's team, mocking senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway for the phrase "alternative facts."
"Go online and read the facts, not the alternative facts the real facts. I have to say I had never thought we would need a modifier for facts," Warren said…
The Democratic senator also knocked Trump while referencing the "Elizabeth Warren commencement speech drinking game," quipping that "fireball is a nickname Donald Trump uses on Twitter, not a beverage to be consumed by distinguished college graduates."
Trump wasn't the only Republican figure that Warren targeted during her speech, going after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Noting her recommendation that graduates study policy wouldn't make her "Ms. Popularity," she added: "I think as long as Mitch McConnell is running the Senate that's out of reach for me."
Warren's 15-minute speech was as apolitical as it was funny. Yes, she tried comedy but never once allowed her alter-ego, Pocahontas, to emerge.