Elizabeth Warren Joins 2020 Presidential Race, Clashes with Trump Soon After
One of the top candidates for the White House in 2020 has finally joined the race, albeit not without a heated exchange with the current president.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts officially launched her 2020 Presidential Campaign on Saturday, Feb. 9, joining a list of Democrats that seems to be growing larger by the day as of late.
At BetOnline, Sen. Warren is currently listed at +2500 and takes the eighth spot for betting favorites in the odds on who will win the 2020 Presidential Election.
She made the announcement while standing against the backdrop of Everett Mills in Lawrence, Mass. — the site of the “Bread and Roses” textile labor strike, which was one of the first strikes for both fair wages and dignified conditions in 1912 and over 100 years later, Sen. Warren believes it will be the site of where she began to take her fight for U.S. middle-class workers to the White House.
“We are here to take on a fight that will shape our lives, our children’s lives and our grandchildren’s lives, just as surely as the fight that began in these streets more than a century ago,” she said in front of a crowd in frigid weather. “This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way. And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America.”
Throwing her hat into the ring over the weekend comes after Sen. Warren faced some backlash last week after the Washington Post reported she had put her race as “American Indian” on a State Bar of Texas registration card from 1986.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter immediately after Sen. Warren announced her bid to “congratulate” her in a rather harsh, but ultimately, indicative manner.
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
Sen. Warren responded to the President on Sunday, telling reporters during her campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that she might not have to face President Trump in 2020 since he could be behind bars.
“By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be President,” she said. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
When asked to clarify, Sen. Warren added: “Well, come on. How many investigations are there now? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation. They’re everywhere and these are serious investigations, so we’ll see what happens.”
Sen. Warren said the focus shouldn’t solely be on unseating President Trump, and the focus should be on fixing the broken system.
“Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got,” said Sen. Warren. “Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system. So, our job as we start rolling into the next election is not just to respond on a daily basis. It’s to talk about what we understand is broken in this country, talk about what needs to be done to change it.”
And many political experts predict the field could get even more crowded with former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are all expected to announce their 2020 campaigns soon.