Iowa debut trip for potential 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren

Iowa debut trip for potential 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "America's middle class is getting hollowed out".

Her call for billionaires not to self-fund campaign operations follows CNBC's reporting that Democratic donor and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was prepared to spend more than $100 million on his own campaign organization if he were to run in 2020.

It also pointed out that Trump has been critical of Warren's claims that she had some Native American ancestry. The president has repeatedly referred to her with the racially charged nickname "Pocahontas".

The Massachusetts Democrat and progressive champion revealed Wednesday what kind of beer was in the widely-remarked-upon Instagram video in which she discussed her steps toward the 2020 presidential race. "And then you came into a bigger part and there were cages set out with little girls in them", Warren said, her voice cracking.

The test indicated that Warren likely had Native American in her bloodline, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago.

Meanwhile NBC's Frank Thorpe tweeted a response from Warren about Trump's most recent Twitter post about her.

The United States immigration system should be able to look at criminals, terrorists and nine-year-old girls, and possess the ability to know the difference, she said.

Already, she has competition from ex-San Antonio mayor Julián Castro, who is teasing a "special announcement" next weekend in his hometown. Warren, first in line, says she is "in this fight all the way".

Warren was scheduled to hold public events in western Iowa Friday evening and Saturday morning, and appear in Des Moines for a gathering on Saturday evening. "I think it's even more important than usual, because of how fast the calendar plays out", Trippi said, explaining that a win in Iowa might help candidates pick up a pile of delegates in California's primary, which is scheduled to begin early voting the same day as the Iowa caucuses.

Smith, a financial data analyst who says she sees herself in Warren's "nerdy" personality, wondered why the MA senator made a decision to announce her exploratory committee ahead of other candidates, a move she predicted would be more necessary for people with less name recognition. Bernie Sanders' Iowa caucus director in 2016.

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