At his campaign rally in Pennsylvania last night, President Donald Trump took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), tossing out his favorite nickname for her — Pocahontas — while mocking the idea of running against her in 2020.
During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Warren addressed both Trump’s insistence on using the slur against and whether she would be tossing her hat in the 2020 ring. As far as a presidential run, the Massachusets lawmaker poured cold water on that possibility.
“I am not running for president in 2020,” she told guest host Jim Acosta before offering insight into her family’s history and the controversy over her Native American heritage.
“My mother and dad were born and raised in Oklahoma,” Warren stated. “My father fell in love with my mother when they were both still teenagers. And he was just head over heels over her but his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American.”
Asked if she was bothered when Trump continues to call her Pocahontas, Warren went on to discuss her family’s history some more while bringing up her speech before Native American leaders.
“I went to speak to Native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them, that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to try to attack me, I’m going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories and I’m going to do that right now,” she said.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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