Elizabeth Warren Insists That She's Not Running For President In 2020

WAR PATH'Can you imagine covering Bernie or Pocahontas? How about that? Trump asked the crowd Saturday night

Warren didn't answer on that front.

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"Look, this is what I was trying to tell you", Warren responded. They hung together for 63 years.

"This is a group that is being injured every single day", Warren said. That's where I'm going to stay focused. "I'm not running for president".

Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced on "Fox News Sunday" that she is not running for president in 2020. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump made sure to keep the controversy in the spotlight by calling out Warren while using his favorite nickname for her - Pocahontas.

Warren also said that she respects the distinction between heritage and citizenship and "that tribal membership is determined by tribes - and only by tribes".

But Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation living in Oklahoma, has said Warren needs to apologize for her "false claims", saying there's no evidence the former Harvard Law School faculty member has Native American heritage.

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Warren, up for re-election in November, on Friday told Carrie Saldo, host of WGBY's "Connecting Point" the story told by her parents and grandparents that her mother was part Native American "was just fine for my brothers and me".

Warren tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that she knows there's anxiety among Democrats about a possible second Trump term.

"I am very anxious that they're going to take advantage of him", Warren said.

"I know who I am. Never got any benefit from it anywhere", she added.

"I'm going to do that right now by pointing out that more than half of Native women in this country have been the victims of sexual violence, and more than half of them are attacked by non-natives". "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it".

The editorial referred to questions about whether Warren used a false claim of Native American heritage to further her academic career being her "Achilles' heel", and suggested that her political opponents will never let the issue fade until she either proves them wrong or admits an error. In an age of hypersensitivity to claims of cultural appropriation, it's odd that she thinks her family lore ought to be enough to put this to rest.

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