Elizabeth Warren went after Daniel Snyder and his $100 million superyacht on Twitter.
Senator Warren, who has frequently been mocked by President Trump over her claims of Native American heritage, has come out firing today against the owner of the Redskins team. Daniel Snyder was in the news this week for purchasing a giant superyacht for $100 Million.
This billionaire NFL owner just paid $100M for a “superyacht” with its own iMax theater. I’m pretty sure he can pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax to help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt. https://t.co/Gk4ifAkxdT
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 26, 2019
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren targeted NFL owner Dan Snyder on Saturday in a public pitch for her “ultra-millionaire” tax plan — but the narrative got away from her when a few people pointed out which team Snyder happens to own: the Washington Redskins.
“This billionaire NFL owner just paid $100M for a ‘superyacht’ with its own iMax theater,” Warren tweeted. “I’m pretty sure he can pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax to help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt.”
At first people just balked at her tax plan in general — the 2020 presidential contender made an argument earlier in the week for a tax plan that would introduce a “wealth tax” on households with a net worth of $50 million or greater.
But as more and more people realized that Snyder, who owns the Washington Redskins, was the NFL owner in question, the tone of the responses changed dramatically. More
He’s the owner of the Redskins. Sit this one out #pocahontas.
You know about 1/1024th as much about money management as him.
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) January 26, 2019
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) January 26, 2019
You’re only jealous because he owns the Redskins https://t.co/fvyDO9UI0b
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) January 26, 2019
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren does not have the right to say how much money is too much for someone to have. Nor does she have the right to dictate how people spend the money that they earn. There will always be ultra millionaires. But a move towards socialism is a bad one.