White House chief of staff John Kelly slammed Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in an email to a staffer last year following a conversation with the influential senator about President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, according to a report.
Kelly, then the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in the email described Warren as "arrogant" and "impolite" to a subordinate, BuzzFeed reported on Thursday.
“Absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone,” wrote Kelly in the email following a conversation with Warren about several constituents detained in Boston's Logan Airport under US President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite having visas.
"What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah blah blah," he added, mocking Warren's concerns.
“Too bad Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldn’t order her to be quiet again!" responded Kevin Carroll, the State Department's senior counsel. He was referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) use of Senate rules to silence the senator during a speech.
"Warren is running for president so early, trying too hard, and chasing bad pitches,” Carroll added.
Senator Warren, a staunch critic of President Trump and his divisive polices, has said she will "take a hard look at" a prospective 2020 presidential run following midterm elections in November.
"After Nov. 6, I will take a hard look at running for president," Warren said last week while talking to reporters at a town hall meeting in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Warren, who served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama before she was elected to the Senate in 2012, has taken several steps in recent months to increase her national profile.
She has repeatedly denounced Trump’s economic policies, saying they are hurting the middle-class Americans who voted for him.
Warren has said that the Republican president failed to deliver on his promise to help working-class people, accusing him of delivering “a gut punch to America's working people.”
She has said Trump vowed to make working-class people his top priority, but instead he assembled a team of billionaires and bankers at the White House which is working against the middle-class.