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We knew it was coming.

Unshackled from Twitter, where she has been owning Republican nominee Donald Trump for the past few months, Sen. Elizabeth Warren went to town on the real estate mogul during her speech on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

"What kind of a man, roots for an economic crash that caused millions of people their jobs, their homes, their life savings? What kind of a man cheats, workers, cheats investors, cheats students?"

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The system is rigged — and Donald Trump has spent his whole life taking advantage of it, she said.

"Time after time he preyed on working people, people in debt, people who'd fallen on hard times," she said. "He's conned them, he's defrauded them, and he's ripped them off."

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She mocked Trump for his claiming to be a success in the face of six bankruptcies, blasted him for setting up a fake university, and took him to task for rooting for the housing crisis so that he could take advantage of real estate deals.

She went on to critique his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

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"Did you hear any actual ideas?" she asked. "One solid proposal for increasing incomes, or improving a student's education, or creating one good-paying job?"

And she hit out at him for trying to argue that the "problem with America is your fellow Americans," referencing how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had fought against this very tactic.

"After his march from Selma to Montgomery, he spoke of how segregation was created to keep people divided," Warren said. "Instead of higher wages for workers, Dr. King described how poor whites in the South were fed Jim Crow, which told a poor white worker that, 'No matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.' Racial hatred was part of keeping the powerful on top.

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"And now Trump and his campaign have embraced it all," Warren said.

While Warren is widely known for her opposition to Wall Street influence, a position at the core of Bernie Sanders' message, she left no doubt about her support of the presumptive Democratic ticket.

"This is about our values — our shared values with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine," she said.

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Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.