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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump hoped to derail Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political ambitions when he mocked her as “Pocahontas” for saying that she has some Native American heritage — instead, the Massachusetts senator has been surging in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, competing with Sen. Bernie Sanders for the #2 spot in some recent polls. And Warren, appearing at a Native American conference in Sioux City, Iowa on Monday, acknowledged that she has “made mistakes” but welcomed an opportunity to address Native American concerns.

“Like anyone who is being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” Warren said at the forum. “I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened, and I have learned a lot — and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.”

Warren added, “It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country, and that is what I’ve tried to do as a senator. And that’s what I promise I will do as president of the United States of America.”

Last week, Warren released policy proposals to help Native Americans.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.