Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign this weekend, but the Massachusets senator posed that President Donald Trump may not be in a position to challenge her.
“One of the things we’re going to have to decide about how campaigns go forward is about what Donald Trump does every day,” she told a crowd on in Iowa Tuesday.
Warren wondered if the candidates and press would undyingly focus on Trump’s tweets and “dark and ugly” statements every day.
But Warren guessed that the shift could focus if Trump left the picture within the next two years.
“Here’s what bothers me: By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” she stated. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
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This is how Elizabeth Warren opened up her "first full day" of her presidential campaign: "By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person. But here’s how I see it–Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got." pic.twitter.com/hhzFiKdaC5
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Warren has mostly stayed away from discussing the topic of a Trump impeachment.
“My view on this is: Protect the special prosecutor, let him finish his work without political interference,” Warren said on “The View” last year when asked about impeachment. “Let him make a full report to the American people and then collectively we can make the decision about what the appropriate next step is.”
But Warren has been critical of the growing case against the president, from more information about his connections to Putin and a Trump Tower Moscow to his dealing with his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
But even if Trump somehow isn’t around by the time of the 2020 election, Warren says a roadblock will still remain.
“Donald Trump isn’t the only problem we’ve got,” she continued in her speech Sunday.
“Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system. So our job as we start rolling into the next election is not just to respond on a daily basis it’s to talk about what we understand that is broken in this country, talk about what needs to be done to change it, and talk about how we’re gonna do that. Because that’s not only how we win, but that’s how we’re gonna make the change we need to make.”