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Hollywood Celebs Throw Support Behind Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Run

'Deadpool 2' star Rob Delaney and others have taken to Twitter to defend the controversial Massachusetts senator

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced an intention to run for president in 2020 on Monday morning — and she’s already receiving some support from Hollywood’s more outspoken liberal celebrities.

“America’s middle class is under attack,” Warren said in a video announcing her candidacy.

“How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie,” she added, “and they enlisted politicians to cut ’em a fatter slice.”

Comedian and actor John Fugelsang (“Coyote Ugly,” “The Girl on the Train”) was already defending Warren by reacting to a tweet from the president that was originally sent out back in 2016.

“I find it offensive that Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be Native American to get in Harvard,” the president’s tweet read.

Fugelsang reacted a whole two years later by saying, “If Elizabeth Warren is ‘Pocahontas’ I guess you’re Custer.
Except Custer was natural blonde & didn’t avoid military service. And she never pretended to be Native American to get into Harvard, but you pretended to have bone spurs to get out of something.”

Warren has been heavily criticized for claiming to be Native American on several occasions.

Results of an ancestry test revealed in October did not help matters. It showed Warren to be only between one-32nd and one-512th Native American.

Actor Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2,” “Catastrophe”) has also been supportive of Warren’s announcement to run for president, though it appears the outspoken celebrity believes someone else will be the eventual nominee of the Democrat Party.

“The ad is good,” the actor (pictured above left) wrote in response to Warren’s announcement video. “I think her second ad should highlight the fact that she cosponsored (with 15 other Dem senators) the Senate #MedicareForAll bill on September 13, 2017.”

He continued, “More & more happy Warren announced so early. She’s one of the best of the very famous politicians, policy-wise & most of the candidates who’ll come out will be markedly worse than her but they’ll have to grapple with what she’s laid down.”

He finally added, “Warren coming out first will exert a pull on eventual nominee that will make them more likely to win presidency in 2020. So, it’s good. #CorrectTake.”

Comedian and podcaster Rhea Butcher also tweeted to her 90,000-plus followers that those who said they’d vote for Warren in 2016 better come through in 2020.

“I’m holding every random person who yelled at me in 2016 to their word that they’d vote for a woman if it was Elizabeth Warren. I will come to your house. I will flip over your cereal bowl. I will carry you to the polls,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

Butcher has since tweeted that she supports Democrats putting more focus on local elections than the presidency.

She reacted to a tweet that said, “Democratic donors and activists historically have prioritized the flashy thing — usually, the presidency — and underfunded progressive infrastructure and local elections to the point of negligence. That’s one of the many causes of our current reality.”

Butcher responded, “For real though: I care more about this than Warren for president. For real.”

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