Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) went after President Trump at her first campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sunday, speculating that the president “may not even be a free person” in 2020.
“One of the things we’re gonna have to decide about how campaigns go forward is about what Donald Trump does every day,” Warren said. “Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly. And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”
“You know, here’s what bothers me,” she continued. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
“Here’s how I see it,” Warren concluded. “Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”
Warren was asked about her comments and told reporters, “come on, how many investigations are there now, into him? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation … These are serious investigations.”
In a gaggle after Iowa City event, Warren is asked about her earlier comments about Trump not being a "free" person by 2020 Election Day: "Come on, how many investigations are there now, into him? It's no longer just the Mueller investigation... These are serious investigations."— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) February 10, 2019
However, when asked if she thought Trump should be impeached, Warren responded that the Mueller investigation needed to come out first.
Should Trump be impeached? Warren says the Mueller investigation needs to come out first.— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) February 10, 2019
Sen. Warren was mocked by President Trump when she announced her 2020 presidential bid Saturday. He joked about her past claims to Native American heritage.
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. 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? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
Warren was forced to apologize last week when The Washington Post revealed that she claimed Native American heritage not only at Harvard, but also when applying for the Texas State Bar in 1986.
She took a DNA test last year that found she was likely 1/1,024th Native American. The Cherokee Nation took offense at her use of the DNA test to claim tribal heritage, calling it "indefensible."