One of Elizabeth Warren's rivals in the Democratic race for president is coming to her defense in the face of attacks by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Trump's name-calling is "irresponsible" and "unpresidential."
Warren entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and Trump's campaign immediately issued a statement citing the Massachusetts senator's past claims to Native American heritage.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said Warren has been "exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected."
Gillibrand told reporters in South Carolina that Warren "has been an extraordinary public servant" who "will keep fighting for Americans."
The New York lawmaker says that how Trump "treats women, particularly women of color, is outrageous."
Warren's entry into the 2020 race on Saturday comes after she's apologized for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. It's a claim that's created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.
Parscale says voters "will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas" that, he says, "will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle class."
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