The President has mocked Warren for a long time, claiming that she has a connection with the Native Americans, and said he would like to confront them in a presidential debate. He showed Tuesday that he enjoys an early 2020 showdown with Warren and mocked her move in a devastating tweet.
"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is slammed in. She took a fake DNA test and it turned out she could be 1/1024, far less than the average American." Now Cherokee Nation denies They even do not want them. "Trump tweeted and later called Warren to" apologize for committing this fraud. "
" This is not just casual Racism, War Whoops, Tomahawk Chops … Trump can tell me what he wants, but mocking Native Americans or any group to get hold of me is not what America stands for, "she said.
In what a Previewing what's coming, the president dismissed Warren's attempt to choose her own narrative. "One Thousandths?" Trump later asked reporters on Monday and quickly discovered Warrens's most harmful potential DNA Score ̵
Trump's ridicule surrounds the Democratic riddle as the 2020 campaign gets underway, even before the 2018 Midterm race ends in 21 days.
As an allegedly golden generation of Republican candidates and Hillary Clinton discovered in 2016, Trump is dangerous because he lacks shame. There is no level he would not rely on for political benefits. If truth and evidence – or a DNA test stigmatized by his adviser Kelly Conway on Monday's "junk science" – gets in the way, he'll fall.
Warren releases a simple, nominating biographical video Monday-Monday, complete with her holding a beer and showing her with her older brothers in her hometown of Oklahoma. It seemed to be an effort to prevent Trump from defining it and imagining the Americans on their own terms if they decided to run for president.
But probably not. Trump, who longs for enemies and invents them if they do not exist, enjoys Warren's decision to get involved.
If the facts do not favor him, he will simply invent a more useful political reality.
Warren faced a difficult decision. She could have ignored Trump's taunts and maintained her message about the pain of the middle class in an economy manipulated by the rich. But Trump was sure to come after her.
will give her a brief moment in the limelight before a bloated democratic field is also an early sign for party activists that if they decide to take on Trump, they will not hold back. As a matter of fact, on Monday she persecuted the president in a way that seemed to have gotten him under the skin.
"I did this test and posted the results to anyone who is interested because I have nothing to hide What are you hiding, @realDonaldTrump? Open your tax return – or the democratically run house will do it for you. tack, Mr. President. "Warren tweeted
But there are potential risks to their strategy.
Speaking about the subject at all, she allows Trump to define the early campaign terrain – a technique he used to drop GOP primary candidates like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie last time.
Democrats Debate Plan 2020
Warren's Gambit falls with an intensifying debate among Democrats about the best way to face Trump 2020.
The Democratic candidate of 2016 referred to the Midterms, but she also effectively presented a tonal pointer for Democratic candidates in 2020.
There may be other approaches that could work: By 2020, Americans could be fed up with the crash-and-burn rhetoric and exhausting daily twists of life under Trump, more conventional choice
Or maybe a problematic campaign could by someone like Bernie Sanders, who is bursting with liberal political solutions to health care, inequality, and the environmental movement, fit well for the time, but the moderation does not knock mad energy through the democratic grassroots before the midterm.
In a party that is electrified by the opposition to Trump and embittered by losing a Supreme Court battle, there is plenty of fuel to feed a scorched earth campaign against the president.
However, no-one can say whether a thoroughly negative attack on the master of "descent" can work to fuel racial and societal differences in order to build a winning coalition in 2016 from a fervent republican base.  It could also hurt the challengers as much as it hurts Trump. Eventually, Republican enemies like Rubio saw their marks by hitting Trump in the gutter in a manner that clashed with their more moderate political role.
Get It Out
An assistant to Warren told CNN's Manu Raju that the DNA test was part of an effort to publish as much information as possible, including a decade of tax returns and academic records while the senator weighs a run from 2020.
It received a mixed reaction from Democratic political
Jen Psaki, a former White House White House election officer and White House communications officer, told CNN's Jake Tapper that Warren's calculation was "smart," but probably would not quite work because Trump insisted would react.
"She'll do it, run for President, she wants to clear the decks, she'll do anything she can do … then she wants to go on," Psaki said.
One of Psaki's former colleagues, Jim Messina, who ran Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, worried that Warren's timing was wrong.
"Argue the substance, whatever you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we must win House and Senate to save America, why did @SenWarren make her announcement now? Why can Dems do not always concentrate? "Tweeted Messina.
Joe Trippi, who led Howard Dean's presidential effort in 2004, said Warren had been waiting too long.
"I would have done that a year or two ago … because they did not, they had to (now)," he said.
CNN's Manu Raju contributed to this report.