WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- In a rally in Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave her response to President Trump’s Saturday’s tweet, mocking her again about her claims of Native American heritage
- Trump’s mocking tweet came after the Democratic senator announced her presidential bid on Saturday.
- Warren responded to Trump’s “racist” and “hateful” tweet by suggesting that Trump may not even be president by 2020 and “he may not even be a free person.”
In a response to President Donald Trump’s tweet, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts suggested on a Sunday Iowa rally that Trump may be in prison by 2020.
The president tweeted on Saturday, once again taunting the Democratic senator’s claims of Native American ancestry.
Warren called Trump’s posts as “racist” and “hateful.”
“Here’s what bothers me, by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” the senator said. “In fact, he may not even be a free person. But … Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got.”
After announcing her presidential bid on Saturday at a rally in Massachusetts, Trump mocked Warren on Twitter, asking if she will “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!” Trump ended his tweet.
Prsidential son Donald Trump Jr., responded to his father’s tweet on Instagram, saying, “Savage!!! I love my president!”
Trump’s TRAIL tweet was believed to be a reference to the Trail of Tears — “the forced relocation of Native Americans in the mid-19th century from tribal lands, during which thousands died,” NBC News wrote.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming commented that Warren has “made herself a laughingstock.”
She said: “I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American,” describing Warren’s past claims a “disgrace.”
Cheney added that the senator “can’t be trusted.”
“I don’t think anybody should be surprised that that is the reaction to her and her repeated claims,” she said.
CNN’s Jake Tapper, who did the interview, noted that Cheney “did not directly address the content of Trump’s tweet on Saturday.
Trump often calls Warren “Pocahontas” and even made a joking reference to the Wounded Knee massacre of Native Americans and the Battle of Little Bighorn to take a shot at Warren.
Warren has since apologized to Cherokee Nation leaders for asserting Native American heritage in the past. Last year, the senator took a DNA test, revealing she was between 1/64 and 1/1024 Native American.
According to The Washington Post’s report last week, Warren noted her race as “American Indian” on a Texas State Bar registration card in 1986.
Source: NBC News