Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told voters Sunday that President Donald Trump might be unable to finish his term, firing back at him for the first time since his re-election campaign attacked her rollout."By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not be president," Warren told an audience here. "In fact, he may not even be a free person."
Warren had not previously hinted that the scandals surrounding the president could keep him from seeking a second term. On her previous trip to Iowa, she rarely mentioned Trump by name.But her campaign, which has faced more direct attacks from Trump than other Democratic candidates, appears to see the question about Trump's own viability as way to stop engaging with everything he says.
Warren formally kicked off her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before a crowd of about 3,500 supporters in Massachusetts on Saturday. She is part of a rapidly expanding Democratic White House field that includes Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is expected to announce her bid Sunday afternoon, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., hinted in a Sunday morning interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he, too, may pursue a run.Warren's remark comes as Trump's legal woes mount and as special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation on Russian election interference has closed in on several key members of the president's orbit.