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The Latest: Trump says he’d ‘love to run against’ Warren

December 31, 2018
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks beside her husband Bruce Mann, left, outside their home, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass., where she confirmed that she is launching an exploratory committee to run for president. Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks beside her husband Bruce Mann, left, outside their home, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass., where she confirmed that she is launching an exploratory committee to run for president. Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Elizabeth Warren’s move toward 2020 presidential run (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he’d “love to run against” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency.

Trump says in an interview with Fox News Channel’s “All-American New Year” set to air Monday night that he hopes Warren is among the Democrats to run in 2020.

He says, “We’ll see how she does, I wish her well. I hope she does well. I’d love to run against her.”

Trump has been lambasting Warren since his 2016 campaign, when he began derisively labeling her “Pocahontas” in a shot against her claims of Native American heritage.

Trump says Warren “did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage,” adding that her decision earlier this year to release a DNA analysis “didn’t work out too well.”

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8:30 a.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. She is hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates.

The Massachusetts Democrat says she’s forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 campaign. She’s the most prominent Democrat yet to make such a move.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections, and quickly became one of the party’s more prominent liberals.

Now, as a likely presidential contender, she is appealing to the party’s base. A video released Monday announcing her move notes the economic challenges facing people of color along with images of a women’s march and Warren’s participation at an LGBT event.

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