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|August 24, 2019|
More Democrats lining up to take on Trump
Two more Democrats have joined an already crowded field to challenge President Trump in 2020.
At an outdoor event on Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sunday Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential bid in front of a crowd of supporters gathered in 13-degree weather.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally launched her presidential bid Saturday by reemphasizing her signature issues of fighting economic inequality and corporate wrongdoing, an effort to move beyond new questions that arose in recent days about her previous claims that she was a Native American.
The outdoor rally - on the steps of a former cotton mill and the site of a historic labor strike led by women and immigrants - was intended to position Warren as the leader of a renewed crusade against what she called the "corrupt" influence of large companies and powerful politicians.
The announcement came after a difficult week for Warren. The Washington Post published a document that shows, for the first time, Warren's handwritten assertion that she was an "American Indian" on a 1986 registration card she filled out for the Texas bar. Warren in recent days offered apologies for claiming Native American identity, first privately to the leader of the Cherokee Nation and then publicly.
Sen. Warren on Sunday predicted that President Donald Trump may be in jail by Election Day in 2020.
Warren made the comment at an event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, telling voters that “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be President.”
Story Date: February 11, 2019