Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Warren plans Iowa trip in another step toward 2020 campaign

Warren plans Iowa trip in another step toward 2020 campaign

She is the most prominent Democrat yet in what is expected to be a crowded field of fellow contenders hoping to retake the White House from Republican President Donald Trump in 2020.

"She's not waiting around to see if Bernie's in the race, she's not waiting to see if there are other women", said Joe Trippi, a longtime campaign manager and Democratic political consultant.

Warren, who announced Monday that she is forming an exploratory committee allowing her to raise money and fill staff positions before a formal kickoff of a presidential bid, pledged to advocate for economic fairness for all Americans and to help restore the middle-class.

Warren giddily released the results but conceded last month that she is "not a person of color" in a tacit acknowledgement that prior claims about her alleged Native American heritage were overblown.

Warren has burnished her credentials in USA politics since 2008 by being vociferous in her criticism of the lack of oversight and regulation which, she maintains, led to the recession. "I wish her well", Trump said.

In a post on his personal Twitter page, Trump has mocked the controversy surrounding Warren's ethnicity, resharing a meme created by The Daily Wire.

She dodged questions from reporters about Trump and her DNA test as she gave her first news conference.

She hopes to get back on message this week with a visit to Iowa, the state that votes first every presidential election cycle. "It's not enough to just to talk the talk, we've got to be willing to get out and walk the walk", said Warren. "We need someone who knows we're going to be the ones taking care of the planet". Elizabeth Warren pledged her salary to HIAS, the Jewish immigration advocacy group, as long as the government is shut down.

"It's time to dream big and fight hard, not just for those at the top, but for an America that works for everyone", Warren told about 500 in western Iowa Friday evening. 'Hold on a second - I'm gonna get me a beer, ' she said, stepping out of frame.

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