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Elizabeth Warren Unveils Her Blueprint for Fighting (and Defeating) Trump

The Massachusetts senator visited Rachel Maddow to promote her new book.

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On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" after kicking off her nationwide book tour in New York City the day before. This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class is the 11th book by the U.S. senator and a blueprint for everyday Americans who want to resist the policies of the Trump administration.

In the book, Warren cites the Women's March, which she attended in Boston, as a pivotal moment for the resistance movement. 

"I'm thinking, how are we gonna fight back against Trump, and at this point I know we gotta have an army," Warren told Maddow. "I'm thinking... where does an army come from what does an army look like?"

"I look up... and there's this man with this little girl on his shoulders and she's holding up this sign and the sign says 'I fight like a girl,'" Warren recalled. "I said, this is our army, and it did change from that moment." 

Another pivotal moment? The collapse of the American Health Care Act last month, after the House of Representatives voted 60 plus times to repeal Obamacare

"We had one narrative... you cannot repeal and run, you have to repeal and replace," Warren noted. Slowly, people began to "realize how they will be touched, how their neighbors will be touched."

"It's a sense of the collective," she explained. "It's the notion [that] we have the richest country on Earth; healthcare should be a basic human right." 

"People who showed up who made their voices heard... they weren't all Democrats," Warren added. "There were a lot of Trump voters [who said] Whoa... that's not what we had in mind."

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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