字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 An economic populist — “I’m not in Washington to work for billionaires.” — known for taking on big banks. “Break up these giant banks.” And for being a bit of a policy wonk. “I’m a data nerd.” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is running for president. “I am a candidate for president of the United States of America.” So, who is she? Warren grew up in Oklahoma, the daughter of a janitor. She later became a law professor at Harvard. She got into politics in 2012, when she was elected the first female senator from Massachusetts. “We’re going to hold the big guys accountable.” She won on a message demanding strict regulations on Wall Street. Once she got to Washington, she earned a reputation for being tough on banks. “Wells Fargo cheated millions of people. At best, you were incompetent. At worst, you were complicit. And either way, you should be fired.” And she helped set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Obama. “Elizabeth was sounding the alarm on predatory lending and the financial pressures on middle-class families.” So, what’s Warren campaigning on? She’s been using her passion for policy as a way to stand out in a crowded 2020 field. Some of her top priorities: Income inequality, taxing the wealthiest Americans and reining in big tech companies. “It is time to break up America’s tech giants.” So, how has she taken on President Trump? Warren has called him a: “small, insecure money grubber.” And his administration: ”the most corrupt in living memory.” Trump has relentlessly mocked Warren over her claim of Native American ancestry. “Pocahontas, right? They call her Pocahontas. I’ve got more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas, and I have none.” She took a DNA test to try to prove her heritage. It didn’t go over well. “Tonight, the leaders of the Cherokee Nation are speaking out against Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign video.” Warren later apologized to the Cherokee Nation. “I told Chief Baker that I am sorry.” So, what are her chances? Although she got an early start, she’s polling in the single digits. And while she initially struggled with fundraising, those numbers have improved. Warren says she is not accepting big donations, instead, relying only on grassroots contributions. “And I’m not out sucking up to a bunch of billionaires hoping that they’re going to run a super PAC for me.” It’s a risk her campaign hopes pays off in 2020.