Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren again over Native American heritage

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren

"What I want to see is what the field's going to look like, and how these individuals do in putting together outreach around the state", said Matt McCoy, a former Democratic state senator and current Polk County supervisor, adding that Warren had called him late previous year as she laid the groundwork for her presidential announcement.

"Elizabeth Warren seems more like a chardonnay senator than a beer senator", said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University politics professor and longtime Democratic communications specialist.

"We'll see how she does. Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice", said the senator from MA, who has always been a vocal critic of big businesses and corporations.

Undoubtedly, Warren could tout her stark differences with Trump in a presidential contest. According to Warren, this ancestor was in her family during some time in the 1800s.

Firebrand Senator and likely 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren escalated her war-of-words with the White House Wednesday; vowing to "make real change" should she become the next President of the United States.

"I'd say 98 percent of my Sanders friends are decidedly not supportive of Warren", said Eileen Ehlers, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, a progressive activist and former state representative. "We're going to build a grassroots movement".

On this news buzz edition of River to River, host Emily Woodbury speaks with political analyst Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa for analysis ahead of Senator Warren's visit to Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Des Moines. The live feed showed her drinking a beer, petting her dog and taking questions from viewers - an event some derided as awkward.

"Why is the path so rocky for so many people and so much rockier for people of color? I think people will find her interesting".

Warren said that Washington "works great for the wealthy and the well-connected" but that it needs to work for everybody else.

Hillary Clinton in 2016 launched a similar "listening tour" that took her to early states.

Iowa's caucuses, local political meetings held statewide and run by the party, are scheduled to begin the 2020 nominating campaign in February 2020. The first Democratic presidential debate is this June, however.

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