Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the once talked-about Democratic Party’s dream candidate for president, has thrown her weight behind Hillary Clinton and officially endorsed the former secretary of state, saying she’s ready to help ensure Donald Trump “gets nowhere near the White House.”

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Warren said: “I’m ready. I’m ready to jump in this fight and make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States and be sure that Donald Trump gets nowhere near the White House.”

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She also called Clinton a “fighter, a fighter with guts.”

And on the “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, it was more of the same.

“I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States and make sure Donald Trump never gets any place close to the White House,” she said.

Warren also spoke of the benefits of a woman president, saying “having a female fighter in the lead is exactly what this country needs,” she said, the Hill reported.

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“For 25 years … the right wing has been throwing everything they possibly can at [Clinton],” she went on. “What she’s done is she gets back up, and she gets back in the fight. You also have to be willing to throw a punch, and there are a lot of things people say about Hillary Clinton, but nobody says she doesn’t know how to throw a punch.”

Warren said, too, she would be prepared to serve as Clinton’s running mate, but that she wasn’t exactly campaigning for the role.

“I know there’s been a lot of speculation about this,” she said, of seeking the high office and whether she felt capable of serving as the president. “But the truth is, I love the work I do. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the people of Massachusetts who sent me here to just wade into these fights and now we’re about to enter another big fight and that is a general election fight that pits a tough woman who is willing to lead against a small, insecure bully.”

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