“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.”-Elizabeth Warren
“I hope you’ve heard what his defense was. ‘I’ve been nice to some women,’ ” Warren said, prompting an eye roll from Bloomberg.-Elizabeth Warren
Ms. Warren spoke the most of all the candidates onstage Wednesday night — a significant increase from the last debate, when she came in fifth. She was the most mentioned candidate on Twitter for the first time, according to a Twitter spokesman, Nick Pacilio. And her campaign said it had raised more than $2.8 million on Wednesday — its best day for fund-raising ever — includingmore than $1 million in the two hours she was onstage.
Her performance seemed, at least in the immediate aftermath, to shift the conversation surrounding Ms. Warren after she finished third in the Iowa caucuses and fourth in New Hampshire. Her allies noted that despite finishing ahead of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in both contests, and polling higher nationally than former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., she received less news coverage in the past week than either of them.
She raised her hand and interjected immediately after Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont answered the opening question — about what it would take to beat President Trump, and why he believed he was better equipped than Mr. Bloomberg to do it — and Mr. Bloomberg responded.