Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "I'm not running for president in 2020"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "I'm not running for president in 2020"

Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump's SEC may negate investors' ability to fight securities fraud Schatz's ignorance of our Anglo-American legal heritage illustrates problem with government Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (D-Mass.) on Saturday, calling her "Pocahontas" and saying she wouldn't capture the nation's attention as president. Elizabeth Warren of MA says she has no intention of running for president in 2020, but she also is leaving herself room to reconsider.

Trump has repeatedly used the derisive nickname to refer to Warren, poking fun at her claim of Native American heritage. My father fell in love with my mother when they were both still teenagers, and he was just head over heels over her but his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. "I never used it to advance my career", she reportedly told the organization.

The Democrats story is under fire for relying on family talk rather than official tribal documentation like most Native Americans.

"She truly understands Indian country and what sovereignty really means", Andrews-Maltais said. "My mother's family was part Native American".

Cedric Cromwell is tribal council chairman for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which has tried for years to persuade federal officials that it qualifies to have more than 300 acres of land in MA taken into trust. "Never got any benefit from it anywhere", Warren said of her ancestry.

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Warren's public embrace of her family story could carry political risks - but not necessarily from Trump.

Warren's playbook has precedent.

The Massachusetts Senator was interviewed on today;s episode of NBC's Meet the Press. "It's a part of me and nobody's going to take that part of me away". Host Chuck Todd pointed out a recent Massachusetts' newspaper editorial that called upon the supposed Native American to take a $99 DNA test sample.

Gabby Archilla, a 26-year-old law student in Boston, said taking a DNA test might help Warren but probably wouldn't silence her critics.

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