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PoliticsElizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'

21:05  05 january  2019
21:05  05 january  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Elizabeth Warren to make first Iowa trip this weekend Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Iowa this weekend, making her first trip to the state that begins the Democratic presidential nominating process, days after taking a major step toward a 2020 run. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Warren will hold events in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake and Des Moines, a source familiar with her plans said. The details of those events are not yet available.

Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at an Organizing Event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa , on January 5, 2019. Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry.

Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry. “ I am not a person of color ,” the Massachusetts Democrat said.

Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'© Brian Snyder Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at an Organizing Event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, on January 5, 2019. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry.

"I am not a person of color," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes — and only tribes — determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference."

Warren has addressed the backlash to her DNA test before, using similar language, but this — the first question on her first full day of campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Iowa — underscored the lingering concerns over her decision.

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Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry. " I am not a person of color ," the Massachusetts Democrat said.

Elizabeth Warren announced that she is NOT a person of color ? Warren has addressed the backlash to her DNA test before, using similar language, but this — the first question on her first full day of campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Iowa — underscored the lingering

The logic behind it, Warren explained, was simple. She grew up in Oklahoma, and like so many others in that region of the country, had been told of her family's Native American roots. The controversy traces back years, and more than one election, she said, recalling that her claim had been used against her by Republicans during her successful 2012 Senate campaign.

"My decision was to put it all out there," Warren said of the final calculation this time around.

The questioner, though, seemed less concerned about the offense the test caused to some Native Americans than its potential to fuel President Donald Trump's attacks.

"I can't stop Donald Trump from what he's going to do," Warren said. "I can't stop him from hurling racial insults. I don't have any power to do that," she added as an audience member yelled out, "Yes, you can!"

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren hit the presidential campaign trail in southwestern Iowa on Friday evening, making her the first declared major Person to person . Town to town. Across Iowa and then across America,” Ms. Warren said, addressing supporters who were

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stuck to her script during campaign stops in Iowa this weekend, blaming President Trump for the negative national reaction Warren had several subsequent opportunities in the 1990s to correct the record and clarify that she is “ not a person of color ,” but took no action then

At that, Warren pivoted back to her campaign message, saying: "What I can do is I can be in this fight for all of our families. What I think 2020 is going to be about is not my family, it's about the tens of millions of families across this country who just want a level playing field."

Warren emerged as a leading critic of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and he has responded — repeatedly and throughout his presidency — by mocking her Native American heritage and referring to her as "Pocahontas." But her choice to effectively engage the criticism from the President and others in October with a DNA test irked many Democrats and overshadowed her midterm message. (Warren would still win election to a second term in the Senate by nearly 25 percentage points.)

In an interview with Fox News after she announced her presidential exploratory committee earlier this week, Trump skewered Warren over the test and said he would "love to run against her."

Asked if he thought Warren believed she could defeat him in 2020, Trump said, "I don't know. You would have to ask her psychiatrist."

Before Warren spoke Saturday in Iowa, Judy Plank, a Democrat who had driven down from Le Mars, about a half-hour north, said she was concerned Warren had, in publicizing the results, set herself up for further ridicule from the President.

"It's just playing into his hands," Plank said. "It's getting onto his turf, and he knows how to handle his turf. And so I'm not sure she should have gotten into it, but anyway I hope she learned from it."

Trump mocks video of Warren with her husband.
President Trump on Sunday night mocked a video of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by saying the video would have been a "smash" if she filmed it in "Bighorn or Wounded Knee," a reference to her Native American heritage. Trump suggested that Warren's husband, who appears in the video, should have worn "full Indian garb." The president also renewed his use of his racially charged nickname for Warren: Poca hontas. "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!" Trump tweeted.

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