As Elizabeth Warren focuses her 2020 presidential campaign on big money in politics, President Donald Trump appears intent on trolling his possible challenger.
During an interview Wednesday night on MSNBC's Rachael Maddow Show, the Massachusetts Democrat announced she was closing her joint fundraising committee, the Elizabeth Warren Action Fund, in an effort to walk her talk about rejecting funds from political action committees ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Warren also said during the interview that Trump is "what happens when corruption invades a system."
Meanwhile, Trump tweeted out a meme saying "Warren - 1/2020th" in an apparent hit on Warren's Native American heritage. The president has repeatedly mocked her claims and called her "Pocahontas."
After Warren released her DNA test in October, which showed she had a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago, she asked for Trump to make good on a bet to donate $1 million to a charity if she offered proof of her Native American ancestry. Trump then falsely said he never made the challenge, adding later that he would only donate the money if he could administer the genetic test.
Warren announced on Monday she was exploring a run for the White House, and so far has tried to make the issues about the economy and the middle class. Trump was also quick to insult the senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, telling a Fox News interviewer that "you would have to ask her psychiatrist" if she thought she could beat him.
Scott Spradling, a former political director for WMUR who covered four New Hampshire primary cycles, said the campaign styles exhibited by Warren and Trump are divergent, but cautioned that New Hampshire primary voters won't be inspired by their "venomous" rhetoric.
"It's awfully early in the campaign for these two to go after each other's jugular," he said.