Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told CNN she will not run for president in 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has announced that she will not run for president in 2020.
Warren, a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, made the announcement Saturday on CNN's "State of the Union." She also spoke about Trump referring to her as Pocahontas.
What did Warren tell Native American tribal leaders?
"I went to speak to Native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to attack me, I'm going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories," Warren said.
She said she will use it to relate Native American family stories that span generations.
"It's about my family's story. Because my family's story is deeply a part of me and a part of my brothers," Warren said. "It's what we learned from our parents. It's what we learned from our grandparents. It's what we learned from our aunts and uncles."
Trump brought up his nickname for Warren while speaking at a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday. He also said the media would be bored if she ran for president in 2020.
"If I don't win the election, [news] ratings are going to go so far down, they'll be out of business, every one of them," Trump said. "Can you imagine? Can you imagine covering Bernie or Pocahontas? Pocahontas, how about that?"
Native American leaders have called Trump's use of the Pocahontas nickname derogatory and racist.
Where is her focus?
Meanwhile, Warren said she is focusing on retaining her Senate seat in 2018.
"For the people of Massachusetts, and for the people across this country," Warren told CNN. "This government is working better and better and better for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. I am in these fights, and I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018. That's where I'm focused. That's where I'm going to stay focused. I'm not running for president."
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