Trump Resurrects 'Pocahontas' Dig Against Elizabeth Warren
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 23:42
US President Donald Trump is reportedly continuing to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", a nickname he used for her during his election campaign.
During a meeting on 10 February, Trump had referred to Warren as Pocahontas several times, while discussing her opposition to Trump's Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed this week, largely refusing to use her real name. "He then claimed that the only reason she said she had Native American origins was due to her 'high cheekbones", a source told the network.
The president used the "Pocahontas" insult several times during the closed-door meeting with senators, making it "equal parts weird and completely awkward", a source told CNN.
"Pocahontas" was Trump's frequent nickname for Warren during the campaign, based on the idea that she claimed Native American heritage on a directory of American law students without adequate evidence to back it up, and also on the fact that Trump is a small-minded bully who thinks repeating the same joke over, and over, and over again is amusing.
But Republicans said Mrs. Warren violated chamber rules that no senator can question the conduct of another and voted to rebuke her.
Trump added: "She made up her heritage, which I think is racist".
The "Never Trump" movement failed abysmally, hopefully the "Never Warren" movement will succeed in permanently silencing her.
Bernie Sanders came to Elizabeth's defense and tweeted, "It is unconscionable that Sen".
Trump also referred to Warren being rebuked and silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday for attempting to read a 1986 letter in the Senate from Coretta Scott King critical of Sen. "When I read the same letter as Senator Warren, no one prevented me from speaking. Sen".
McConnell interrupted Warren, saying she had impugned another senator.
Elizabeth shared her own thoughts about what happened on Twitter. "Believe me ... She goes, 'Well look at my cheekbones'".