WATCH: Barbara Boxer Calls Trump a ‘Bully’ and a ‘Coward’ (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California, has joined a litany of other politicians who denounced Republican nominee Donald Trump (R-N.Y.). In a recent segment on MSNBC, she referred to Trump as a “bully” and a “coward.”

Midway through the segment the Senator commented,

“This is a serious time in history. This is a serious time in the world. The last thing we need is an insulter-in-chief, which is Donald Trump. Is a divider-in-chief, which is Donald Trump. Someone whose a bully and at the same time in many ways a coward. And we don’t need that.”

Sen. Boxer was promoting her new book “The Art of Tough,” and talking about the current state of American politics. She expressed the sentiment that being an honest and issue oriented individual was one of the keys to success in Washington.

She’s been serving in D.C. for over twenty years, and is highly regarded as one of the most successful progressively Democratic Senators.

She iterated that it is of the utmost importance to have a diverse group of people contributing to the national dialogue, and not just white males because the diversity of the room reflects the legislation that comes out.

Moreover, she says it’s tough to stand tall in your beliefs when it’s not popular, but critical.

The Senator communicated her support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and said while she felt the California election will be tight, she believes Sec. Clinton will win.

When pressed as to how she manages the difficulties of constant cross country travel she relented that it is physically demanding. As the eloquent woman she is, she insisted that she knew what she was getting into and refused to complain, saying,

“It’s an enormous honor.” 

Her book serves to inspire and empower young men and women,

They shouldn’t be intimidated, and when all the people start going against you, and I have all see people that troll every time I saw a word, they write all these horrible things anonymously, you’ve got to take it as a compliment. I must be doing something that is changing the world if they’re coming after me.”

In a different op-ed interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sen. Boxer was asked about her Jewish family who were immigrants. She mentioned how her family lost loved ones in the Holocaust, and then proceeded to bring Donald Trump up, saying:

“The kinds of things that Donald Trump has said about our Mexican American friends, the immigrants in general — it’s hateful. It’s hateful rhetoric. And I hope we can make a statement on that in November, that this isn’t who we are.

Boxer certainly is standing tall and remaining tough, just as she preached in her feelings of Donald Trump.


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Olivia is a foreign English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. She's studied abroad in Morocco and Cuba and is a 2015 graduate of Saint Anselm College with a BA in International Relations and Economics. She enjoys writing part time on the side about politics, environmental issues, and travel.