President Trump has referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” in the past because of her alleged Native American ancestry, which Trump has repeatedly brought into question.
While speaking on stage to NRA members in Atlanta, Trump took aim at the Massachusetts senator, saying that a Warren presidency in 2020 would be bad for Second Amendment rights and that “she is not big on the NRA,” meaning she is in favor of gun control legislation.
Trump revived the name tag by telling the crowd: “It could be Pocahontas. Remember that.”
PRICELESS: Trump just called phony Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas. That’s exactly what she deserves for faking Native American ancestry.👌 pic.twitter.com/qOQqKBjX9s
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) April 28, 2017
Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, during his 2012 race against Warren, claimed she falsely listed herself as Native American while working as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. Warren later denied allegations that she dishonestly used her ancestry for self-serving purposes in the workplace.
Trump continued to suggest during his presidential campaign that Warren made up her Cherokee background.
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
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