Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 debut arguably couldn’t have gone any worse if she had planned it.
While touring Iowa and speaking at events this past week, she dodged questions about her self-claimed Native American ancestry, her microphone stopped working, the lights cut out during an event, and it appears she tried to make her crowd sizes look much larger than they actually were.
On Friday, the Massachusetts Democrat tweeted out a video clip of the line of people waiting outside of an event to hear her speak.
“First event in Iowa, first overflow line in Iowa!” she wrote.
First event in Iowa, first overflow line in Iowa! pic.twitter.com/VGLKONVxoJ
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 4, 2019
However, a savvy Twitter user slowed down the clip, which revealed that there was only about 86 people in the “overflow line.”
Warren’s clip was sped up and played so quickly that it could mislead many into believing that far more people attended the event.
In addition, the video was “looped,” meaning once it got to the back of the line, it started over with the people at the front of the line.
This makes it appear the crowd size was much larger than it actually was given the video was replaying itself and showing the same people more than once in the clip.
Watch the slowed down version below:
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
Warren’s disastrous Iowa trip is just one of many embarrassing moments following her announcement last week that she’s launching a 2020 exploratory committee, which all but means she’s running for president.
Since then, the Massachusetts progressive has been uploading live videos of herself trying to speak to and relate with supporters.
President Donald Trump trolled Warren with arguably the funniest tweet of the year so far.
On Thursday morning, Trump mocked Warren’s potential 2020 campaign slogan by poking fun at her self-claimed Native American heritage.
Warren’s DNA results found that she was about 1/1024th Native American, so Trump shared an image that featured the phrase “Warren 1/2020th” to represent the year she’s running for president.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019
On Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. joined in on the fun and tweeted out the perfect response to Warren’s cringeworthy attempt to relate to voters.
"Wow so woke and genuine, she really is one of us" SAID NO ONE EVER!!!
Between this and the notion that is was a great idea to run with the yea 1/1024th really is Native American, I really want to know who is advising her… and buy that person a beer. https://t.co/jldQPujCrG
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 2, 2019
On the day that she announced her 2020 exploratory committee, Warren made headlines after completely dodging a question about her alleged Native American ancestry.
While speaking to the media from her home after the announcement, Warren was asked about the controversy surrounding the results of her DNA test, which revealed she is barely 1/1024th Native American.
“You know — look — I have put it all out there,” Warren began, appearing flustered by the question.
“It’s there for anyone to see, but at the end of the day, this is going to be about this election going forward, is going to be about the tens of millions of families across this country who work hard, who play to the rule, and who just time after time, take one body blow after another,” she added.
Watch the exchange below:
Warren dodging questions about her alleged ancestry came just two months after she made a complete fool of herself over the issue.
The results revealed that Warren’s only Native American ancestor appears in her family tree “in the range of 6-10 generations ago,” and that it could be her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith.
Warren’s 2020 presidential bid is off to a horrific start, and Trump is already taking dead aim at her.