March 5, 2020 - Warren Drops Out of Race

Warren holds a press conference to share that she is dropping out of the presidential race. She begins: “I announced this morning that I am suspending my campaign for president. I say this with a deep sense of gratitude for every single person who got in this fight, every single person who tried on a new idea. Every single person who just moved a little in their notion of what a president of the United States should look like. I will not be running for president in 2020, but I guarantee I will stay in the fight for the hardworking folks across this country who’ve gotten the short end of the stick over and over. That’s been the fight of my life and it will continue to be so.” She takes questions from reporters, including one asking what she would tell women and girls who are left to choose between two white men (Sanders and Biden). She answers, “I know one of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises and all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years. That’s going to be hard.” Warren is asked, “Could you talk a little bit about the role that you think that gender played in this campaign?” She responds: “Gender in this race, you know, that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah, there was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no sexism,’ about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?’ I promise you this: I’ll have a lot more to say on that subject later on.” Before making her departure public, Warren spoke with her campaign staffers and supporters, assuring them that she would stay in this fight and concluding, “We will persist.”