August 13, 2019 - Warren Interview Addresses Race Record and Wardrobe

In an interview with the “NPR Politics” podcast, Warren addresses her previous response to questions about her Native American ancestry, saying, “Like anyone who’s being honest, boy, I admit that I’ve made mistakes, and I have regrets. And I’ve done my best both to apologize and to learn from them, but most of all to be a good partner going forward, to think about it in as deliberate a way as possible — what’s broken and what we can do to fix it.” She also defends her calling Trump a white supremacist: “You know, when the white supremacists call Donald Trump one of their own I tend to believe them.” Finally, when asked about her trademark look (black pants, black top, jewel-toned cardigan), she explains, “It’s easy. You know how long it takes me to get dressed in the morning? Four minutes. Life has enough decisions in it right now, I’m saving my decision capacity.” Warren’s strategy is also in line with recommendations for women to standardize their wardrobe in order to minimize chances that it will become a frequent topic of media coverage (instead of policy substance).