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Trump Addresses Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid

The president has reportedly spoken out on the US Senator's big announcement
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 31, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks beside her husband Bruce Mann, left, outside their home, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass., where she confirmed that she is launching an exploratory committee...   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
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(Newser) – President Donald Trump says he'd "love to run against" Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. Trump says in an interview with Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year" set to air Monday night that he hopes Warren is among the Democrats to run in 2020. Per the AP, he says, "We'll see how she does, I wish her well. I hope she does well. I'd love to run against her."

Trump has been lambasting Warren since his 2016 campaign, when he began derisively labeling her "Pocahontas" in a shot against her claims of Native American heritage. Trump says Warren "did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage," adding that her decision earlier this year to release a DNA analysis "didn't work out too well." The Massachusetts Democrat said Monday she's forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 campaign. She's the most prominent Democrat yet to make such a move. (Warren is likely to have some stiff competition in her bid for the nomination.)

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