Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump
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01 January, 2019

USA senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand who has taken on Wall Street and traded barbs with Donald Trump, has announced she is seeking to challenge the Republican President in 2020.

Mrs Warren, 69, released a video on Monday saying she was establishing a presidential campaign exploratory committee - typically the first step in a United States presidential candidate's bid.

Warren insisted the middle class is "under attack" from corporations and the right, including President Trump, who she vowed can be defeated in 2020. "We got a real opportunity to build something", Warren says.

He continued, "More & more happy Warren announced so early".

As part of her work during the post-crisis period, she proposed the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that's seen many of its signature enforcement efforts scaled back under the Trump administration. A flurry of announcements similar to Warren's could be coming this winter, and to accommodate what is expected to be a historically large field the Democratic National Committee announced before Christmas that they will hold a least a dozen debates in 2019 and 2020.

In a video address posted on social media on Monday, the progressive MA senator outlined her vision for a United States that she said would offer opportunities to all Americans.

Formerly a professor of law at Harvard, the MA senator is considered to be on the liberal wing of the Democrat Party. In 2014 and 2015, DFA worked with Moveon.org to encourage Warren to run for president.

It made no mention of a recent Warren stumble: her October decision to release results of a DNA test that said she probably had a distant Native American ancestor.

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Warren will bring to the table "much of what "Red State America" dislikes, said Dent.

Yesterday, I opined that if Elizabeth Warren runs for president, she will face a steep uphill climb.

Ms Warren has been a frequent sparring partner for Mr Trump, who has repeatedly mocked her claim to have Native American heritage by calling her "Pocahontas", which has been taken as a slur. In one such episode, she turned an insult from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) - "nevertheless, she persisted" - into a liberal rallying cry.

Warren's opening salvo showed she plans to lean into her professorial roots and her persona as a fighter.

Warren has described Trump as an "insecure money grubber" driven by greed and hate.

It's worth noting here that Warren is originally from Oklahoma and was a registered Republican until her 40s. The Cherokee Nation said Warren was making a mockery out of DNA tests and was "undermining tribal interests".

When Trump offered to donate $1 million to Warren's favorite charity if she took a test proving "you're an Indian", she eventually did so, hoping to put an end to his ridicule. In that case, conservatives should hope that Warren is not the Democrats' nominee.


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