WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, following President Obama in sending a signal to progressive voters now backing Bernie Sanders that it’s time to unite around the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States and to make sure that Donald Trump never gets anyplace close to the White House,” the Massachusetts senator said on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Warren was the only holdout among the Senate’s Democratic women and, given her stature among liberals, her endorsement could be an important boost for Clinton. She also is being floated as a potential vice presidential pick for Clinton.

Earlier Thursday, Warren spoke to the American Constitution Society and attacked Trump as a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud.” Trump “has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself. And that is just one of the many reasons why he will never be president,” she said.


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