Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "I'm not running for president in 2020"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren:

"Frankly, I just don't see how any senator can vote to weaken the regulations on Wall Street banks", the MA senator told CNN's Jim Acosta on "State of the Union".

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Donald Trump for his latest "Pocahontas slam" by bringing up sexual violence committed against native American women.

"I already told you", Warren answered, saying she had "no intention" of running for president. "It's a part of who I am, and no one's ever going to take that away", Warren said.

"It's been just fine for my brothers and me", she said. Warren also did not explicitly pledge to complete a second six-year Senate term if she's re-elected in November.

"I think that our trade deals have been negotiated for a very, very long time now to benefit large, multinational corporations, not to benefit the American worker", she said.

"Look, I do know", she responded.

The Massachusetts Democrat has been under increased pressure to provide evidence of her Native American roots, with President Trump repeatedly mocking her as "Pocahontas" as recently as Saturday.

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Information for this article was contributed by Maamoun Youssef and Kathy Gannon of The Associated Press. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called the attack a crime against humanity.

Trump's tariffs, which he announced last Thursday, were met with swift opposition from numerous president's fellow Republicans who say they will harm the economy.

"I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead", she said.

The Democrat, who had reportedly claimed family ties to Cherokee and DE tribes, said she was unaware that the university had promoted her as a minority professor, according to the Associated Press.

"I am very anxious that they're going to take advantage of him", Warren said. When the claim emerged as a flash point in her 2012 Senate race, Charles Fried, a Harvard Law School professor who recruited her, said her ethnic status had nothing to do with how she got the job.

Certainly not a DNA test that might actually establish who she is.

"Were she to test positive for Native American DNA, it would permanently resolve the issue - while possibly shutting down President Trump".

The speech was a clear attempt to put the controversy around her claims of heritage to rest and potentially another sign of 2020 presidential ambitions.

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