Trump: I’ll Keep Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘That Name is Too Good to Give Up’
During his Monday pre-midterms rally in Cleveland, Ohio, President Donald Trump told the crowd he intends to keep using his racially-charged, disparaging nickname for Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
As the president went through a litany of his greatest hits before the crowd, he eventually revived his “Pocahontas” jab at Warren for her controversial claims of having Native American ancestry. Trump bragged about supposedly being right that Warren has “no Indian blood,” but said he’ll retain the nickname for her because “that name is too good to give up.”
President Trump on Richard Cordray —
"He was handpicked and he was a disciple of Elizabeth Warren, who I can no longer call Pocahontas because she has no Indian blood.…I’ll call her Pocahontas anyway."
— AnnaMaria Di Pietro (@AnnaMariaDP) November 5, 2018
Trump calls Cordray a disciple of Warren, wrongly says he was proven right that she has "no Indian blood" (I know it's weird to talk about "Indian blood"), says he therefore can't call her Pocahontas, but that he will still call her Pocahontas, because it's too good a name.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 5, 2018
TRUMP on his Pocahontas nickname for Elizabeth Warren: "That name is too good to give up”
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) November 5, 2018
Warren’s heritage claims were given renewed attention last month when she publicly released a DNA test that she held up as proof of her Native ancestry. However, Warren’s endeavor met with considerable scrutiny for a number of reasons, so Trump seized on that in recent weeks in order to slam her.
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