Democratic debate: Warren blasts Buttigieg over ‘wine cave’ fundraiser

Democratic debate: Warren blasts Buttigieg over ‘wine cave’ fundraiser


Senator Warren, 45 seconds to respond. – So, the mayor just recently
had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave
full of crystals and served $900-a-bottle wine. Think about who comes to that. He had promised that every
fundraiser he would do would be open door
but this one was closed door. We made the decision many years ago
that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next
president of the United States. Billionaires in wine caves should not
pick the next president of the United States. [Cheering/applause]
– Mr Mayor, your response. – You know, according to Forbes magazine,
I am literally the only person on this stage who’s not a millionaire
or a billionaire. [Cheering/applause]
This is important. This is the problem with issuing
purity tests you cannot yourself pass. [Gasps/applause]
If i pledge never to be in the company of a progressive democratic donor,
I couldn’t be up here. Senator, your net worth
is 100 times mine. Now, supposing that you went home
feeling the holiday spirit – I know this is unlikely, but stay with me
– and decided to on to peteforamerica.com and give the maximum allowable
by law – $2,800 – would that pollute my campaign
because it came from a wealthy person? No, I would be glad to have that support. We need the support from everybody
who is committed to helping us defeat Donald Trump.
[Applause/cheering]