Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential bid


After Lawrence, Warren is set to travel north to campaign in New Hampshire before flying to Iowa for a three-stop tour across the state on Sunday - her second visit to the Hawkeye State since announcing the formation of an exploratory campaign on New Year's Eve. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone.

The 69-year-old from the USA state of MA has already become a main target of Trump, who has dubbed Warren "Pocahontas" for previously identifying herself as a Native American, a controversy that has plagued the run-up to her candidacy.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign followed suit on POTUS' notorious mockery of Native American ancestry claims by Sen. We can't afford just to tinker around the edges, a tax credit here, a regulation there.

"Lawrence has a history of working people coming together to make change, where the fight was hard, the battle was uphill, and where a group of women led the charge for all of us", Warren said in a video promoting her announcement.

Warren, whose official entrance into the 2020 White House race came despite growing concerns raised about her viability as a candidate, acknowledged that her path to the White House will not be easy. For example, there's Kamala Harris and her criminal prosecutions; Joe Biden and busing; Amy Klobuchar and her harshness to her staff. In 2012, her run for the U.S. Senate in MA was overshadowed by reporting that she was listed for years as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory and as Native American while teaching law at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Massachusetts Democrat, a leader of the party's progressive wing, made her announcement on Saturday from an historic site in Lawrence, northwest of Boston, that launched the U.S. organised labour movement. Warren, 69, has made worker rights, fair wages and access to health care central to her campaign.

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.

Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) - the grandson of former Attorney General Robert Kennedy and grand-nephew to former president John F. Kennedy and Sen.

The Boston Globe first reported Kennedy's endorsement on Friday. Viewed alongside a new proposal from Sanders to hike the estate tax, Warren has positioned herself at the center of the progressive push to reduce corporate influence in Washington and economic inequality across the country. Later in the week, Warren plans to visit South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and California. Whether right or wrong, too many Americans would see her as a scold. Since then, she's sought to correct an early stumble by apologizing to the Cherokee Nation for claiming she's part Native American. "Warren took and released a DNA test last fall confirming she has some ancestry dating six to 10 generations ago, but that did little to defuse Trump".