President Trump reportedly mocked Democrats in a meeting with senators this week for allowing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate confirms Labor Secretary Acosta Meghan McCain: Obama 'a dirty capitalist like the rest of us' Warren 'troubled' by Obama's speaking fee MORE (D-Mass.) become the face of their party.
"Pocahontas is now the face of your party," Trump said in the meeting, sources told CNN.
Trump frequently called Warren "Pocahontas" as an insult on the campaign trail, mocking her for previously talking about having a distant Native American ancestry.
Warren has been one of Trump's fiercest critics and often bashed him while she campaigned for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump on presidency: 'I thought it would be easier' Trump threatens to scrap 'horrible' South Korea trade deal New science-fiction book set in future where Clinton won MORE.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSchumer blocks one-week stopgap funding bill Overnight Finance: Dems explore lawsuit against Trump | Full-court press for Trump tax plan | Clock ticks down to spending deadline Hundreds of former EPA employees blast Trump on climate change MORE (R-Ky.) inadvertently created a rallying cry for supporters of Warren earlier this week when he rebuked her on the Senate floor for a speech against now-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsHouse panel refers Clinton server company for prosecution Sessions to keep up fight on sanctuary cities despite legal setback Suspended Alabama judge running for Senate MORE, after which the Senate voted to temporarily bar her from speaking.
As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sessions's nomination for attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that the late Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote opposing Sessions's nomination for a federal judgeship at the time.
“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," he said.
The Senate voted 49-43 along party lines to prevent Warren from speaking on the Senate floor for the remainder of debate on Sessions's nomination.