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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.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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