Last week, Elizabeth Warren officially announced her 2020 presidential bid. And during her speech, two supporters standing behind her were seen walking out.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 9, 2019
Many twitter comments were quick to criticize the Washington Examiner for highlighting what they thought was a “non-story.”
So, they left early because of the freezing temperatures, but, you wrote a headline that suggests supporters have deserted their candidate? Got it.
— Kacey B. (@KaceyByrne) February 10, 2019
Oh, whoa… 2 people had to leave. Wow! What a story.
— Samination (@saminating) February 9, 2019
But, as it turns out, it was a story.
A man who abruptly walked out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential announcement speech on live TV said he left because he “couldn’t relate or identify with the things that she was saying” and thinks Warren is focused too much on raising taxes and not enough on increasing opportunities for minorities.
Johnhaynes Honeycutt, 23, a small business owner from western Massachusetts, told the Washington Examiner that he went to Warren’s launch speech on Saturday expecting to agree with the senator, but instead, he was frustrated over her comments about taxes and equality for minorities….
Honeycutt said he believed Warren focused too much on tax hikes for the wealthy and injustices in the prison system but not enough on expanding opportunities for minorities and for people who are struggling financially….
“There are so many minorities that are doing well in this country, and I feel like Elizabeth Warren should be using her platform to illustrate that end of it,” he added….