Democrats are praising Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over an insult she lobbed at Vice President Mike Pence, and they say that it's an example of the quick wit that she will use to defeat President Donald Trump.
The Democratic presidential candidate made the insult during a rally Sunday in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Referring to Bailey, the name of Warren's dog, a voter asked if she ever whispered to Bailey, "Who is going to be my Mike Pence? Who is going to look at me with adoring eyes?"
"I already have a dog," responded Warren to great laughter and applause from the audience.
Democrats thought the jab at Pence was the perfect example of why Warren has the best chance to defeat Trump, who is known for his rhetorical punches.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) opined on MSNBC that Warren would use those kinds of insults in debates against the president.
"She's absolutely quick-witted, she's funny, she's sharp, this is a woman that managed to get herself out of her, um, out of Oklahoma into college on a debate scholarship," said Porter.
"When it comes time to go toe to toe with Donald Trump, Elizabeth has the ability to think on her feet, she has the depth of policy knowledge, she has the courage and the quick wit to absolutely defeat Donald Trump in those debates and make the strongest possible contrast," she continued.
"The kind of robotic talking points are not going to work when you're up against a candidate like President Trump, who has so many different ways and directions he goes. So I think someone who has that quick wit, who has that ability to make the audience laugh, but at the same time really drive home what this election really is about," Porter said.
"I think she has tremendous retail politics skills," she concluded.
Polling has Warren in fourth place in New Hampshire for the Democratic presidential nomination.