Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) campaigned in Iowa over the weekend after announcing an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential campaign.
Her first stop was in Council Bluffs where she posted a video of an “overflow line” of supporters gathered outside the event. The video, however, was sped up and looped, meaning it begins playing again from the beginning of the line once it reaches the end.
“First event in Iowa, first overflow line in Iowa,” Warren tweeted on Friday.
First event in Iowa, first overflow line in Iowa! pic.twitter.com/VGLKONVxoJ
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 4, 2019
One twitter user slowed down the video and showed that about 85 people were standing in line for Warren’s event.
Here is the video slowed down 1/1024 speed.
As you can see there's about 86 people. pic.twitter.com/tbjpaS8NQx
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) January 5, 2019
As Battleground State News reported, Warren was asked at one event about her 2018 DNA test that contradicted her claims of Native American heritage.
“I’m glad for us to have a chance to talk about it. I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe,” she responded. “Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference.”
Warren announced her plans to pursue a presidential campaign on New Year’s Eve and has made “Rebuild the Middle Class” one of her early slogans.
“America’s middle class is under attack. How do we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie, and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice,” Warren says in a video posted on her campaign website.
In an early poll released in December, eight percent of Iowa’s Democratic voters selected Warren as their “first choice” for president. Former Vice President Joe Biden topped that list, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16), and then Warren.
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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