Last updated on February 18th, 2019
After an astonishing win at the November elections, several Democratic leaders have preferred to remain at a distance from indulging in an unnecessary feud with President Donald Trump during the 2020 election campaign. However, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently presented an argument, which possibly has the potential to outrage the President as well as his supporters, but is not being viewed as mythical by many.
On Saturday, Warren made an official announcement about her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Besides, she made an impactful entry with the very first full day of campaigning, as she stated the justification for neglecting the presence of Trump in the election campaigns.
On Sunday, while addressing a huge crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Warren stated that that Trump “may not even be President” by 2020, and that “he may not even be a free person.”
Citing that the President could soon end up in prison, Elizabeth Warren said that the Democrats must decide whether or not fall into a tiff with Trump, over “a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly” from him. She suggested that the party should question itself, “Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”
Few hours after her remark, the Massachusetts Senator justified her statements to the reporters by referring to the augmentation of probes into the President. She said that it’s not merely the Mueller investigation, but also some other “serious investigations” that are everywhere. “So we’ll see what happens,” Warren added.
President Trump and his administration were already under the investigation by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, regarding the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. However, in addition to that there are ongoing probing initiated by the federal prosecutors in New York and by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
While the investigators and the Democrats were suspicious over the role of Russia in the 2016 elections, it was recently revealed that the FBI is also probing into whether Trump has been assisting Moscow interests or working under its influence. The escalating inquiries into the President has even raised questions over his presidency.
Although the investigations have already deteriorated the reputation of the President, Warren’s statement came as a direct jostle against Trump. Apart from her, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Saturday suggested that if he won the Democratic nomination, he is uncertain if he would have to face Trump in the general election.
“Should I be our nominee and Trump also be the nominee — I’m not sure if he will be — but if he is the nominee, you will see the toughest, strongest person standing against him,” Booker said. “Whatever he wants to throw at me, bring it.”
The political shift in the United States has driven optimism amongst the Democrats regarding the 2020 presidential elections. While Trump remains tangled in multiple investigations into his credibility as the President, the Democrats are certain that he is not even close to the candidacy. Besides, the enormous support that they received in the midterm elections has also raised hope. The staining presidency of Trump and the soaring Democratic support in the country might certainly prompt the most interesting elections in history.