Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) assured to MSNBC that her campaign is still viable following an abysmal performance in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday.
Warren came in at fourth place with only 26,434 votes, or 9.25%. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) came in first place with 73,809 votes. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was close behind with 69,413 votes.
While talking to MSNBC and later posting to her Twitter account, Warren said a "broke" college student told her she only had $6 left in her bank account and how she donated half to "keep you in this fight."
"I tell you, there are so many people who are in this fight for the right reasons," Warren told network contributor and former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, “I’m a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank—so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight.” We’re staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us. pic.twitter.com/AetWhpTJqT— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 12, 2020
"That's what we gotta do. We've gotta stay in this fight with people who are counting on us. This isn't about fighting other Democrats. This is about fighting for the America that we believe in," Warren added.
Warren has been criticized for taking the little bit of money her supporter has left while she is a millionaire.
Warren is worth ~$12M.— ??'?? ?? ?????????????? ???????? (@BecketAdams) February 12, 2020
Probably should’ve given back that $3 to the broke student who handed over 50% of her savings. https://t.co/QD8VcvuOqF
That poor decision making may have something to do with why you have six dollars https://t.co/vLBhWTVoN6— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) February 12, 2020
You're a millionaire, why the hell are you taking $3 from someone who only has $6? What kind of monster are you? https://t.co/lkybBPIT5R— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 12, 2020
To no one's surprise, President Trump easily won the New Hampshire primary, getting a larger number of votes than previous incumbents such as Barack Obama and George W. Bush.