Actor Rob Lowe had to delete a tweet regarding Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after backlash from other celebrities.
“Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,’” Lowe wrote in a now-deleted Twitter post in a reference to the controversy over Warren’s claims about Native American heritage.
Warren officially launched her 2020 campaign for president over the weekend.
Lowe was blasted on social media by other celebrities.
Other users defended him over his "commander chief" tweet.
“Rob Lowe was just joking,” one user said on the social media website. “Everybody is so sensitive these days. Just a bunch of snowflakes! #ElizabethWarren2020 is the person who lied about her race for votes.”
Warren Launches CampaignOn Feb. 9, in announcing her candidacy for the highest office in the land, Warren called for a fight against economic inequality in the United States and to build “an America that works for everyone."
The Massachusetts Democrat chose Everett Mills to declare her candidacy, saying that everyone in the country "should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, and take care of themselves and the people they love."
“Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career," he said while pillorying her perceived "socialist ideas" such as the Green New Deal that will "kill jobs" and raise taxes.