Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made her voice heard in preparation to the presidential race, and she had plenty to say about the current president. On Nov. 30, 2018, Sen. Warren’s take on President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy surrenders to tyrants and she wants to take action.
“President Trump’s actions and instincts align with those of authoritarian regimes around the globe. He embraces dictators of all stripes. He cozies up to white nationalists. He undermines the free press and incites violence against journalists,” Warren said.
“He wraps himself in the flag and co-opts the military for partisan purposes — but he can’t be bothered to visit our troops in harm’s way. And he is aided and abetted every step of the way by Republican politicians in Washington too pleased with his judicial appointments and tax cuts for the wealthy to stand up for fundamental American values.”
Warren’s has announced her intent to as a 2020 Democratic candidate and her stand against this policy is catching attention. People might speculate if this her is a response to the president calling her “Pocahontas (the bad version)” on Twitter. Trump also tweeted “Even they don’t want her, Phony”.
To combat the president’s disparagement of her claims that she is of Native American lineage, Sen. Warren used a DNA. However, Secretary of State of the Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. denounced her methods saying, “The DNA test was inappropriate and wrong.”
This is because tribes, alone, determine citizenship. Yet, Hoskin added, “She is undermining tribal interest.” The battle for the presidential seat has become personal with Senator Elizabeth Warren but it seems she is still determined to fight.
Written by Marcia Wilson
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
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