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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Natick Town Hall on Trump, 2020 Election

Sen. Warren said she has no plans to run for president in 2020

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    Sen. Warren Talks Senate Race, Trump at Town Hall

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke about the middle class and other issues at a town hall at Belkin Family Lookout Farm Sunday afternoon, an event that drew about 1,500 people.

    (Published Sunday, July 8, 2018)

    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tackled Trump administration immigration policies, taxes and her heritage during a town hall she hosted at Belkin Family Lookout Farm Sunday afternoon.

    The Natick, Mass. event drew about 1,500 people.

    Warren said she was glad she went to see President Donald Trump sworn in, and that it's "burned in the back of her eyeballs.'' She said it made her think about the many Americans losing health care and how people need to "make their voices heard'' in Washington.

    She listed Trump's policies over the past 18 months, focusing on gun safety and education and taking questions from the audience.

    One woman, who said she is a veteran, asked Warren about immigrants serving in the U.S. military being discharged, and how they could be assisted.

    Warren said, "It's not clear whether they're being thrown out because they don't want them in the military or as a prelude of throwing them out of the country all together.'' She said Trump's administration "inflicts pain on people.''

    Warren is fresh off an Independence Day trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait. During her trip, Warren also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss Iraq's elections, the ongoing effort to defeat the Islamic State and a shared desire to build a better life for Iraqis.

    Her trip comes as people continue to speculate about whether she will run for president in 2020, to which she has said she is running for the U.S. Senate, not for president, and that she will serve her full Senate term if re-elected.

    “I’m not running for president,” she said.

    Warren faces a challenge to her Senate seat from the winner for the Republican nomination in Massachusetts' September primary.

    Warren is also swatting back comments by Trump, who again this week criticized Warren's claims of Native American heritage. At a rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump suggested Warren be subjected to a DNA test, saying, "We will take that little kit ... but we have to do it gently, because we are in the Me Too generation.''

    Warren said Trump should stop obsessing about her genes and instead focus on reuniting children separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border.

    “This is Donald Trump bullying, and it’s not going to work. Keep it up!,” she said. “He’s tried it for what? Two and a half years now.”

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