US Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared Tuesday at the National Indian Women's "Supporting Each Other" lunch in Washington to introduce a Native American leader from MA, her presidential campaign said. She later apologized for the move.
Elizabeth Warren takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign.
Progressive critics accused Warren of cultural appropriation after a DNA test revealed she is less than 2 percent Cherokee-and Republicans slammed her as a liar. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. "It's to talk about what we understand is broken in this country, talk about what needs to be done to change it and talk about how we're going to do that because that is not only how we win, it's how we make the change we need to make". "Are we going to let him use those to divide us?" the Senator questioned during her speech as referring to Trump.
Warren also had the gall to accuse the president of making hateful, racist, "dark and ugly" tweets while also hinting he might be in jail before 2020, due to "serious" investigations. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA made a novel argument Sunday for ignoring the president: He could soon be in jail. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?"
Warren formally launched her White House bid Saturday in MA, grounding her campaign in the populist calls to combat economic inequality that have long made her a favourite of liberals. "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"
Warren now says her campaign strategy is to not focus on everything Trump does or says.
Warren has said the story of Pocahontas long has "been taken away by powerful people who twisted it to serve their own purposes".
She is part of a rapidly expanding Democratic White House field that includes Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar, who announced her bid on Sunday. She also issued an apology after it was revealed that she identified herself as "American Indian" on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas.