U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher that she would not and could not have missed the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017. Many prominent Democrats, in fact, boycotted the ceremony to protest his victory and the policies he promised to espouse during his presidency. She said she went to the Trump inauguration because she wanted to watch and see it. “I wanted it burned into my eyes,” Sen. Warren told Bill Maher.

Warren continued that if she there ever was going to be a moment that she says "I am too tired to get up," this could have been that moment.

Then she just needed to close her eyes and realize, "I'm up and I'm ready to get back in the fight." She talked about how the world changed the next day and started with the Women's March on Washington and all across the country where women had their voices heard. “It will be about the day we made our voices heard,” she added. She has said that Americans are now empowered and energized in response to Trump.

Senator Elizabeth Warren's new book advocates for the middle-class

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been promoting her 11th book, “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class." She discussed at length the disappearance of America's middle class and agreed that Democrats failed to tap into the anger of the middle-class during the presidential election.

She wrote the book to inspire Americans to take back their country and fight for the rebuilding of the middle class.

On the same day as the Bill Maher interview, Trump called Senator Warren "Pocahontas" at an NRA gathering in Atlanta, Georgia. When Maher reminded her of that name-calling from Trump, Sen. Warren simply ignored the comment.

"They don't like you, Pocahontas," Maher said.

She went on to explain in the interview that the Ronald Reagan-era of deregulation and tax cuts for America’s wealthiest 10 percent created the current economy.

There was so much anger over good-paying jobs the middle-class once enjoyed. She explained that from 1980 to 2016, the GDP kept growing, but 90 percent of Americans felt none of it nor benefited from it. But the top 10 percent did benefit in a big way. "Nearly 100 percent of new income growth in this country goes to the top 10 percent,” said Warren.

Senator Warren lobbies for a progressive agenda

She sees the “progressive agenda" as being a raising of the minimum wage, expanding social security, and a reduction in the cost of college as the long-term solutions. She acknowledges that Trump tapped into a "real anger" among Americans. She says that Americans have a right to be angry and said that Democrats must acknowledge the anger in order to win.