BOSTON GLOBE: Warren calls on business leaders to join fight against Trump
As originally appearing in The Boston Globe

BY LAURA KRANTZ

Senator Elizabeth Warren called on state business leaders Monday to get more involved in the political fight against Donald Trump, saying the president’s agenda will harm New England.

Speaking at a noon meeting of the New England Council, a regional business group, the senior senator from Massachusetts known for her vociferous opposition to Trump even before he was elected, said his presidency is turning out to be worse than she ever imagined.

“From the bottom of my heart, please get in this fight,” Warren told the room. “It is in your economic interest to be in these fights.”

Warren focused her remarks on three areas: the president’s immigration bans, the fight to repeal Obamacare and a set of budget cuts she said will harm the research and industries of Massachusetts.

Warren also hammered home her perennial message about protecting the working and middle class, saying Trump has not followed through on campaign promises to help those people.

“What I’m worried about is that Donald Trump and his reckless plans that the Republicans have put forward will deal another blow to America’s working families that they just can’t survive and they will fundamentally change our country,” she said.

Jim Brett, president of the New England Council, said the business community is indeed more concerned about what’s happening in Washington than in the past. He expects a record number of participants for an annual trip to Washington, D.C., in May to hear from policymakers.

“They are definitely engaged,” Brett said.

Laura Krantz can be reached at laura.krantz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laurakrantz.

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