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Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

13 March 2018

Suddenly it seems as if Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and a bunch of other Democratic 2020 hopefuls can breathe a sigh of relief.

Elizabeth Warren doesn't know when to call it quits. President Donald Trump has turned her claim into a racially tinged attack line, frequently referring to her as "Pocahontas" since May 2016, including at a rally in Saturday night western Pennsylvania. As reported today in the Washington Times, she gave a clear, concise and nearly (but not really) definitive answer.

But Todd kept pressing her.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she is not running for president in 2020.

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Warren reiterated she has no aspirations for the White House in 2020, repeating what she told NBC on "Meet the Press". "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it".

Warren is refusing to pledge to complete a second six-year Senate term if she's re-elected in November. Or, at least, that's what she wants us to believe.

The validity of the Oklahoma native's claims have been questioned since her 2012 U.S. Senate run, and critics has accused her of using it to boost her career. "I'm not running for president". Her proposed changes include ensuring banks that received more than $1 billion in bailout funds remain highly regulated, imposing penalties on credit bureaus that were hacked and preventing employers from asking job applicants for credit reports.

"I'm not running for president", Warren said, adding that she stands by her identification as someone of Native American heritage. What happens after the holidays is anybody's guess.

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In an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press", the Massachusetts Senator shut down requests to prove her Native American roots. Back in 2006, Clinton said the exact same things. She refused to give a straight answer, simply saying that she was running for the Senate.

After hearing this story, Todd returned to his initial concern: Why not do genealogical research or take a DNA test to find out her actual heritage?

Michael Warren from the Weekly Standard said the senator appears to be eyeing a presidential run without being sure it is the right time. It means nothing and we shouldn't be basing any of our political calculations on those comments.

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Warren: 'I'm not running for president'