Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially announced her candidacy for president on Saturday before a raucous crowd of supporters in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
In her remarks, Warren said Trump is just a “symptom” of a system that is broken and that it won’t be enough to undo the “terrible acts” of his administration.
Instead, the Democratic senator called for “big, structural” changes to reverse the damage the current president has done.
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) February 9, 2019
It won’t be enough just to undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can’t afford just to tinker around the edges – a tax credit here, a regulation there. Our fight is for big, structural change. This is the five of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. And that is why I stand here today to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America.
Donald Trump immediately threw a tantrum
In an indication that Donald Trump sees Elizabeth Warren as a political threat, his re-election campaign quickly lashed out at the Massachusetts senator on Saturday, calling her a “fraud” and clinging to the worn out attack line about Warren’s Native American background.
In a statement, according to The Hill, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, “Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected.”
He added, “The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America’s middle-class. Only under President Trump’s leadership will America continue to grow safer, secure and more prosperous.”
Warren’s official campaign declaration adds her name to the quickly growing list of potential 2020 Democratic nominees. As I noted earlier, each of them is well-positioned to defeat the president.
According to a late-January Public Policy Polling survey, Warren leads Trump 48 percent to 42 percent in a hypothetical matchup – and that’s before she’s had a chance to fully introduce herself to the country at large.
It’s no wonder Trump is starting to cast doubt over the legitimacy of the 2020 election results. So far, each Democratic candidate that has officially launched their presidential bid, including Sen. Warren on Saturday, has shown that they would be a formidable nominee to take on Trump.