Warren broke into a few dance moves on Tuesday during the playing of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” at a rally featuring Julián Castro, the same night Iran attacked Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. Excited supporters cheered her on. Her awkward moves drew social media ridicule.
“I know your terrible advisers told you to be more relatable and dance but really the trick is just being your authentic self. No more no less,” tweeted Kyle Kulinski, co-founder of the Justice Democrats.
“Raise your hand if you know why people are trolling Elizabeth’s dance moves and not my dad jokes,” Booker said, suggesting her critics are sexist. Or perhaps, as Kulinski noted, Warren’s dancing is less the issue than her many forced attempts to be as hip and relatable as a younger counterpart like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.