Many Americans start off New Year’s Day with a resolution to make a big change to their life in the new year. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appears to have gotten a slight head start.
According to the New York Times, Warren, 69, essentially announced her bid to run for president in 2020 by launching an exploratory committee. She let her supporters know at 8:30 a.m Eastern on New Year’s Eve.
In a four-and-a-half minute-long video that looked just like a campaign ad, Warren said, “I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster. And what I’ve found is terrifying: these aren’t cracks families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack.”
“But this dark path doesn’t have to be our future,” she added. “We can make our democracy work for all of us. We can make our economy work for all of us.”
Warren is jumping into a large field of potential Democratic candidates, and the controversy over her using her alleged Native American ancestry to advance her career in identity politics will certainly not help her chances. Add to that her recent announcement that a DNA test showed that should could be as little as 1/1024th Native American — in other words, less than the average American.
In a Fox News, President Trump took his first swipe at Warren following her announcement.
Ask if he thinks Warren has a chance at ruining his bid for a second term, Trump replied, "Well, that I don't know. You’d have to ask her psychiatrist."
Conservatives like Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk also reacted to Warren’s fresh foray into the presidential contest on Monday: