Dem Senator: Obama's Comments About Warren Were Sexist
President Obama is facing criticism from fellow Democrats over what they say are disrespectful and even sexist comments about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
On Saturday, Obama said Warren is "absolutely wrong" in her opposition to a White House-backed trade bill.
"Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else," Obama said.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) came to Warren's defense, saying, "I think the president was disrespectful to her about the way he did that."
"I think the president has made this more personal than he needed to," Brown said, adding that he didn't think the president would refer to a male senator by his first name.
"President Obama is a lot of things. I do not believe he was being sexist against Elizabeth Warren," Andrea Tantaros said on "Outnumbered."
"You know what the real disservice is? This was an important debate about free trade, but because they make it about gender ... it's a huge distraction from the real issues at hand," Tantaros said. "Even Warren thinks so."
"The Democrats, a group of them are going against the president on the trade deal," Harris Faulkner pointed out. "They don't want to talk about that. They'd much rather pick on the fact that he's calling her by her first name."
Kirsten Powers said that throwing around accusations of sexism or racism is a trick that's usually used against Republicans, so it's interesting to see it used against the president.
Powers summarized the strategy as, "If you're going to disagree with us, we're going to call you a sexist. Because we're not going to debate you on the merits."
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