Speaking at a campaign event on Sunday, the day after she announced her intention to run for president, Warren said that Trump may not be a "free person" by the end of the election. Elizabeth Warren and her claims of American Indian heritage.
Warren went on to describe Trump as "the symptom of a badly broken system".
"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President", the president tweeted yesterday.
According to details provided by a campaign aide after Warren's appearance at the National Indian Women Honor Luncheon, she introduced Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, a tribal leader and former senior advisor to the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs during the Obama administration.
"Donald Trump is not the only problem we've got".
"The agenda is enormous and the fights will be tough", Warren said.
"Every day, there's a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly".
Warren officially launched her presidential campaign on Saturday in her home state of MA at a mill site where largely immigrant and female factory workers went on strike in 1912 to call attention to the wealthy power brokers who "have been waging a class warfare against hardworking people for decades", Warren said in her speech. The senator was introduced by New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress previous year.
President Donald Trump routinely makes racist attacks on Warren for saying she has Native ancestry, and says she tried to use her ancestry claims to advance her career. Are we going to chase after those every day? But Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA made a novel argument Sunday for ignoring the president: He could soon be in jail. Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to the 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, and there is no indication that the president himself could be indicted or incarcerated before the 2020 election. "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"
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. Last week, The Washington Post reported that she listed herself as "American Indian" on a 1986 Texas legal bar registration form.