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Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

What happened: The Massachusetts Democrat announced Monday that she was exploring entering the race, becoming the first major candidate for a presidential race that will be crowded with contenders within the Democratic Party to challenge President Donald Trump for the White House.

"America's middle class is under attack", said a video message from Warren, who has represented MA in the Senate since 2013.

Ms Warren, who has exchanged stinging insults with Mr Trump in the past, said she had formed an "exploratory committee" with a view to standing for office in two years.

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He continued, "More & more happy Warren announced so early".

"But in Massachusetts, Liz Warren, when matched up against her opponents in a potential Democratic primary, she's actually polling third or fourth behind Biden and Sanders, which suggests something's quite wrong", he said.

The president, who has announced that he will seek re-election in 2020, has trashed Warren in the past for her claims that she is partly Native American, referring to her as "Pocahontas".

There is also the possibility that Warren will be fighting for the same voters as Sanders, who is considered a likely 2020 candidate and would undoubtedly be one of a handful of front-runners - if not the front-runner.

Warren has been a polarizing figure since her emergence as the main proponent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and she has been one of the most harshly critical detractors of the financial services industry.

Speculation around Warren running for president heated up over the last several months as she made moves like releasing her college records and a DNA test proving she could be anywhere between 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American, placing her ancestor six to 10 generations back.

"No matter where you live in America or no matter where your family came from in the world, you deserve a path to opportunity", Warren continues in the new political video.

With her exploratory committee formation likely to be the first of many in the next few weeks, we may find out sooner, rather than later, if her timing is right.

Warren for years has been accused of exaggerating her Native American heritage to help get a job as a Harvard law professor.

When Trump offered to donate $1 million to Warren's favorite charity if she took a test proving "you're an Indian", she eventually did so, hoping to put an end to his ridicule.

First elected to the Senate in 2012, Warren has been a reliably liberal voice, clashing not only with conservatives but with fellow Democrats in her opposition to financial deregulation.

It's worth noting here that Warren is originally from Oklahoma and was a registered Republican until her 40s. He pushed her into the error of taking that DNA test.

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