Speaking at a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA, the senator said, “Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly. And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”
“You know here’s what bothers me,” she continued. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
She added, “Here’s how I see it. Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”
Warren has been embroiled in a scandal ever since she released the results of her DNA test which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.
Last week, after it was revealed that she had described herself as “American Indian” on her State Bar of Texas registration card, the senator indicated that even more documents from her past may include her “Native American” heritage claims.
When asked by reporters if other documents existed in which she labeled herself American Indian, Warren replied, “So, all I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories ….”
“Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers,” Warren said. “This is our family’s story, and it’s all consistent from that point in time. But as I said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen and I should have been more mindful of the distinction.”