Warren is an idiot. By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be President," Warren said to voters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building. "In fact, he may not even be a free person."
The moment marked a notable shift in tone for Warren, who has been reluctant to take on Trump directly by name since she announced her exploratory campaign on New Year's Eve. Warren elaborated on those comments to reporters at an event in Iowa City, pointing to the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Asked whether she believes Trump should be impeached, the senator said it is important to first see Mueller's findings. Warren, who has repeatedly said over the weekend that bigotry has no place in the Oval Office, also told reporters that she has already called out Trump for being a racist "many times." "I don't think there's much doubt of that," she said.
Earlier in the day, the Massachusetts Democrat had lamented in Cedar Rapids that the country is in a "dangerous moment," and that, "what happens in 2020 is going to determine the direction of our nation, the direction of our people."