Warren: 'I am not running for president, I’m doing my work'

Warren: 'I am not running for president, I’m doing my work'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle | Watchdog to investigate EPA chief's meeting with industry group | Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (D-Mass.) is brushing aside speculation that she could mount a run for the White House, saying her sights are instead set on pushing back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's agenda. 

“We can’t just play this game of once every four years and getting focused there. We need to focus on the fights in front of us," Warren said at a town hall meeting in Revere, Mass. Friday. "I’m doing my job every single day. I am not running for president, I’m doing my work.”

Speculation has swirled for months that the Massachusetts Democrat and progressive firebrand is eying a bid to take on Trump in 2020.

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And while Warren has said she's not running for president, she has emerged as a fierce and widely recognized critic of the Trump administration and attended a number of high-profile public events in recent months that signal a growing national profile for the senator.

At her town hall meeting on Friday, Warren went on the offensive against Trump, casting his administration as roiled by chaos and controversies.

“Every day that goes by, we are paying a price in America for Donald Trump’s reckless and irresponsible behavior with the Russians and that needs to come to come to an end and it needs to happen quickly,” she said.