Warren: ‘I’m Not Running for President in 2020’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D, Mass.) stated that she is not running for president in 2020 during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night.

The question came at the end of an interview in which Warren discussed her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save Working People. Maddow also asked Warren to discuss the ongoing questions about the possible connections between President Trump's campaign and Russia.

Finally, at the end of the interview, Maddow popped the question.

"If you were running for president in 2020," Maddow asked Warren, "you would not want to talk about it now, with me or anybody else, is that true?"

"That is true," Warren said. "But let me be clear, I am not running for president in 2020."

She quickly followed up by changing the topic to her plans to return to the Senate for a second term.

"But what I am doing is I am running for the United States Senate in 2018, from Massachusetts," she said.

She was coy on the subject in a recent interview with USA Today‘s Susan Page, refusing to fully commit to serving out a full six-year term in the Senate should she be reelected. Warren instead said that it was her "plan" to serve out a full term.

Warren's possible presidential run has been the subject of much speculation since Hillary Clinton lost in November.

When asked how he would feel about running against Warren, Trump called it "a dream come true."

Charles Fain Lehman

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Charles Fain Lehman is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He writes about policy, covering crime, law, drugs, immigration, and social issues. Reach him on twitter (@CharlesFLehman) or by email at lehman@freebeacon.com.

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