Donald Trump Welcomes 'Pocahontas' Elizabeth Warren to 2020 Campaign Trail

Donald Trump Welcomes 'Pocahontas' Elizabeth Warren to 2020 Campaign Trail

Donald Trump Welcomes 'Pocahontas' Elizabeth Warren to 2020 Campaign Trail

The Washington Post obtained a copy of her State Bar of Texas registration card, in which she clearly wrote "American Indian" as her ethnicity.

The Massachusetts Democrat, a leader of the party's progressive wing, made her announcement from a historic site in Lawrence, northwest of Boston, that launched the United States organised labour movement.

Warren laid out three pathways in her policy agenda for that change. "We are here to take on a fight that will shape our lives, our children's lives and our grandchildren's lives". "The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone", Warren said on Saturday.

Just before Warren's announcement, Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale issued a statement saying that Warren "has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of MA she deceived to get elected".

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President", the president tweeted, referencing the racial slur he nicknamed her.

Warren is part of an increasingly crowded and diverse field of Democrats vying for the chance to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee.

On Saturday, Warren kicked off a seven-state tour that will take her from MA to early primary and caucus states New Hampshire through Iowa. She said it was symbolic gesture to the rights of immigrants, women and labor groups, since immigrant women went on strike inside the building over a century ago to protest working conditions and inadequate pay.

Trump has frequently mocked Warren for the claim, usually referring to her as "Pocahontas". The senator apologised and explained that her statements had been based on her own understanding of her family history.

Trump's campaign described Warren as a "fraud".

Warren has been criticized for claiming in the past to have Native American ancestry, but said she did not use that to advance her career.

In addition to being a fierce Trump critic, Warren is an outspoken critic of Wall Street who gained national notoriety for her efforts to create the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate large banks.

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