Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially announces 2020 presidential bid
See you later. Senator Warren announced she's entering theresidential race
and that announcement received a quick response from president trump.
ABC's white house correspondent Ta Palmeri is at the white
house with the campaign launch, the response and the backlash.
We need to take power in Washington away from the
wealthy and well-connected and put it back in the hands
of the people where it belongs Reporter: In the bitter
cold, senator Elizabeth Warren officially announcing her candidacy for president
in front of more than 3,000 people. The senator laying
out her plan for 2020 with a promise to fight
against income inequality. This is the fight of our lives.
The fight to build an America that works for everyone.
Reporter: The announcement for the presidential hopeful comes as she
looks back at backlash over her native American ancestry. Just
last week, "The Washington post" obtained her 1986 bar registration
card where under race she called herself American Indian, a
claim she has made for almost two decades, but Warren
issued a private apology to the chief of the cherokee
nation and said this on capitol hill. It was based
on my understanding from my family's stories, but family stories
are not the same as tribal citizenship. Reporter: President trump
has repeatedly referred to Warren with racial slurs, taunting the
setor on several occasions to prove her heritage. Tweeting late
last night, will she run as our first native American
presidential candidate or has she decided that after 32 years,
this is not playing so well anymore? See you on
the campaign trail, Liz. Warren isn't the only senate Democrat
to throw her hat into the ring. Senator Cory booker
of new Jersey spent the week crisscrossing Iowa, and senator
Amy klobuchar is expected to announce her candidacy today. Dan
and Eva? It is busy. Thank you very much.