Elizabeth Warren Tells Stephen Colbert “the Game Is Rigged”

The progressive favorite swings by the “Late Show.”

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On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert hosted yet another political star on his new CBS show, this time chatting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Colbert used the opportunity to push Warren about why she isn’t running for president, as seemingly every other politician with even the slightest bit of name recognition is giving it a go for 2016. “Are you sure you’re not running for president of the United States?” Colbert asked. “Have you checked the newspapers lately, because a lot of people have jumped in, you might have done it in your sleep.” Warren confirmed, yet again, that she’s happy in the Senate, fighting for the middle class because the “game is rigged.”

As usual, Warren wanted to talk less about electoral politics and instead squeeze in a bit of policy wonkery. The Massachusetts senator spent the bulk of the interview focused on one of her favorite topics: attacking trickle-down economics as conservative hocus-pocus that’s robbed the country of the resources needed to invest in the future. “One hundred percent of income growth in this country since the 1980s,” Warren said, “has gone to the top 10 percent, and that’s not only wrong, that is going to destroy our country unless we take our government back.”

Watch a brief clip of Warren’s interview below, or see the full episode here.

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