Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

CNN Host Says Warren's 2020 Bid Is 'Dead on Arrival'

CNN Host Says Warren's 2020 Bid Is 'Dead on Arrival'

Mr Trump mockingly refers to Senator Warren as "Pocahontas" because of her claim to Native American ancestry. "But what I can do is I can be in this fight for all of our families". Elizabeth Warren risked political backlash here by opting to avoid a trip to Iowa during the critical midterm elections - the only major potential 2020 candidate to do so.

Politico ran a piece comparing Warren's likability issues to those of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her first question wasn't about policy, but about a weird stunt that revealed she does not have a strong claim to Native American ancestry.

If polling is any indication, Warren faces the fight of her life to win the Democratic nomination in 2020.

Warren started her visit to Iowa on Friday with an event in Council Bluffs. I'm not a citizen of a tribe. Elizabeth Warren is finding friendly faces in unfriendly territory for Democrats on her first trip to Iowa since announcing she will nearly certainly challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Warren was careful to wrap the criticisms of the Cherokee Nation - primarily that DNA tests do not show tribal membership - in her answer. (Well, she's formed an explatory committee, which is a bit like saying you're thinking about a vacation as you board the plane to Miami).

Before Warren spoke Saturday in Iowa, Judy Plank, a Democrat who had driven down from Le Mars, about a half-hour north, said she was concerned Warren had, in publicizing the results, set herself up for further ridicule from the President. However, indigenous tribes quickly slammed the results as a stunt and said it is not acceptable to demonstrate "tribal affiliation".

"I'm in this fight because I am grateful", she said.

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As for whether her actions emboldened Trump, Warren said, "I can't stop Donald Trump from what he's going to do". And Warren is arguably the highest-profile candidate to get this close to entering the race. Warren is already a national figure, and she has established herself as a leader of the Democratic opposition to Trump. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets potential voters during a campaign stop at McCoy's Bar Patio and Grill on January 4, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It serves as a first glimpse of what she may look like as a 2020 candidate.

President Donald Trump and other Republicans have criticized Warren for her past claims of having Native American ancestry.

Warren hired Kane Miller, who managed Democrat Abby Finkenauer's winning campaign over GOP U.S. Rep. Rod Blum in Iowa, and Janice Rottenberg, who led the Iowa Democratic Party's coordinated campaign and was credited with helping the party win two GOP-held U.S. House seats and gain ground in the state legislature. The minimum wage should be able to keep a working family afloat, she said, and students shouldn't be burdened with $1.5 trillion in loan debt.

Warren's website for her exploratory committee addresses the controversy and compares questions about her ancestry to "birthers" who questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Warren's willingness to take on Trump in Twitter tangles and pointed public speeches could give some voters additional pause. You know, she talks for about 15-20 minutes and then takes questions from the audience.

KHALID: When you ask Democrats in Iowa what's important to them, a lot of them mention the same few issues - health care, college affordability, the climate and the economy. Many Democrats seized on the same report, determined to lay down a marker to ensure that Warren and the other women likely to run - so many of them politically and personally distinct from Clinton in so many ways - be spared a very similar treatment.

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