Elizabeth Warren, a US senator, has become the first to throw her hat in the ring as the Democratic Party is in the hunt for a challenger to run against US President Donald Trump in the upcoming Presidential Elections in 2020.
Yesterday, the liberal firebrand said that she was forming an exploratory committee which is considered as the first step along the path to challenge for the nomination of the party.
The senator from Massachusetts is 69 years old. She said that she would decide whether to run for the presidential post early this year.
On Twitter, Warren stated: “Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, and take care of themselves and the people they love. That’s what I’m fighting for, and that’s why I’m launching an exploratory committee for president.”
In a video that was released with the tweet, Warren attacked big corporations, politicians, and billionaires for cutting their own taxes and rolling back financial regulation.
In an interview with reported outside her home, she stated: “America’s middle class is getting hollowed out and opportunity for too many of our young people is shrinking.”
She added: “So I’m in this fight all the way. Right now Washington works great for the wealthy and the well connected. It’s just not working for anyone else.”
Warren has been one of harshest critics of President Trump since he took office in January 2017. She has described him as an “insecure money grubber.” She said that his platform is composed of “racism, sexism, and xenophobia.”
Meanwhile, Trump refers to Warren as Pocahontas because of her claims of Native American heritage. He has since dismissed the senator as “goofy” and a “lowlife” with “a nasty mouth.”
Yesterday, during an interview with Fox News, the president stated: “We’ll see how she does, I wish her well, I hope she does well, I’d love to run against her.”
When asked if Warren believes that she can win, Trump stated: “That I don’t know, you’d have to ask her psychiatrist.”