Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren stated in an interview Sunday that she is not going to run for president in 2020.
CNN’s Jim Acosta asked, “I have to ask you, because I cover the White House and I hear the president going after you from time to time referring to you as Pocahontas and speaking about your Native American heritage, does that get under your skin when he does that? And do you want to run for president in 2020?”
“I am not running for president in 2020,” Warren said.
She also talked about Trump referring to her as Pocahontas in the same interview, saying, “It’s about my family’s story because my family’s story is deeply apart of me and apart of my brothers. It’s what we learned from our parents. It’s what we learned from our grandparents, it’s what we learned from our aunts and our uncles.”
“I went to speak to Native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them, that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to try to attack me, I’m going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories and I’m going to do that right now by pointing out that more than half of all native women in this country have been the victims of sexual violence and more than half of them are attacked by non-natives and the American government is doing nothing about this.”