Elizabeth Warren tried to skate by with a blatant falsehood.

She was asked a direct question and refused to tell the truth.

But she got called out for her big lie.

Warren has been promoting her new book ahead of her 2018 re-election bid.

It’s a typical left-wing screed that lays out her radical agenda to redistribute wealth in America.

This is the normal step for a politician prepping the groundwork for a Presidential campaign.

Part of her tour was a softball interview on The Rachel Maddow show.

Maddow asked Warren if she was running for President.

Warren said she was not running in 2020.

But it was a flat-out lie.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D, Mass.) stated that she is not running for president in 2020 during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night.

The question came at the end of an interview in which Warren discussed her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save Working People. Maddow also asked Warren to discuss the ongoing questions about the possible connections between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Finally, at the end of the interview, Maddow popped the question.

“If you were running for president in 2020,” Maddow asked Warren, “you would not want to talk about it now, with me or anybody else, is that true?”

“That is true,” Warren said. “But let me be clear, I am not running for president in 2020.”

While Warren may not be ready to put the cart before the horse – she first must win her re-election bid – no one seriously believes she isn’t running for President in 2020.

And none other than Donald Trump called her out for this lie.

Speaking at the National Rifle Association convention, Trump predicted that Warren – whom he’s tagged with the nickname Pocahontas for her lies about being a Native American Indian – would be a candidate in 2020.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“President Trump reprised one of his favorite insults against Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in predicting the Massachusetts senator could launch a 2020 presidential bid.

Trump told the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta Friday that he had a feeling that during the next election cycle they would be inundated with candidates and believes Warren would be one of them.

“I have a feeling that in the next election, you’re going to be swamped with candidates but you’re not going to be wasting your time,” Trump said. “You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’ll say, ‘no, sir, no, ma’am.’ It may be Pocahontas, remember that? And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you.”

In addition, Warren’s own schedule proves she is lying.

The New York Times reports Warren has scheduled an extensive speaking schedule that includes a stop at the Detroit N.A.A.C.P.’s local fundraising dinner.

Democrats believed Trump won Michigan because black voters in Detroit did not turn out in the numbers they did for Obama.

Warren’s schedule also checks other important liberal boxes ahead of a Presidential campaign.

The Times also reports:

“In addition to her Detroit trip, Ms. Warren has used the release of her latest book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” to travel the country in recent weeks. Betty Lu Saltzman, a pillar of Chicago’s Democratic donor community, hosted an event there for Ms. Warren, who also used the stop to meet with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a more centrist Democrat.

This week, Ms. Warren will be the guest of honor at a fund-raising gala for Emily’s List, the Democratic women’s group, and in June, she will be the final speaker at a daylong liberal organizing meeting in San Francisco spearheaded by Susie Tompkins Buell, a prominent Democratic donor.”

Warren is going to pitch herself to voters as an “authentic” progressive.

She’s also developing a reputation for being an authentic liar.