President Donald Trump mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after she announced her 2020 presidential prospects and almost immediately dodged a question on her efforts to prove her Native American ancestry.
The senator announced on Monday her hopes to for president in 2020 as she formed an “exploratory committee,” as IJR News reported.
Months ago, Warren took heat when she released her DNA results to prove her Native American ancestry. The results revealed she’s a mere 1/1,024 Native American, and she received a lot of mockeries.
President Trump, who labeled her “Pocahontas,” took a swipe at the Massachusetts senator in a Fox News exclusive interview on Monday.
“She did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage,” he said. “That didn’t work out too well. I think you have more than she does and maybe I do, too. And I have nothing. So, you know, we’ll see how she does. I wish her well. I hope she does well. I’d love to run against her.”
When asked if he thinks Warren could actually make her way to the White House, President Trump said, “Well, that I don’t know. You’d have to ask her psychiatrist.”
Watch the video below:
Pete Hegseth: Elizabeth Warren "says she’s in the fight all the way Mr. President, do you really think she believes she can win?"
President Donald Trump: "Well, that I don’t know. You’d have to ask her psychiatrist." pic.twitter.com/sOzH6JZFrk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2018
President Trump’s remark comes after Warren ducked a reporter’s comment about her heritage during her first press conference following the announcement.
One reporter asked Warren what her message is to the Democratic voter who stands with her on the issues, but says, “I worry about electability, I worry about a campaign more about Native American ancestry than the middle class.”
Warren then dodged the question to say that she understands “what’s happening to working families,” adding that she “grew up in a paycheck-to-paycheck family and my big chance was a commuter college that cost 50 dollars a semester.”
Watch the video below:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dodges a question about her Native American ancestry after her DNA test stunt earlier this year showed that she is 1/1024th Mexican, Colombian, or Peruvian — not Native American, like she claimed. pic.twitter.com/yqHczpV2oh
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 1, 2019
As IJR Red reported, Warren also took a swipe at President Trump during her announcement calling Trump’s administration an “echo chamber of fear and hate designed to distract and divide us.”
Warren was hit with criticism after the release of her DNA results, and the mockery is likely to continue over her claims to be Native American if she continues to push to run for president in 2020.