Report: Trump taunts Dems for letting 'Pocahontas' Warren become 'face of your party'
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President Trump reportedly mocked Democrats in a meeting with senators this week for allowing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden eyes new path for Fed despite Powell pick Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Storms a growing danger for East Coast Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO 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 Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble GOP primary in NH House race draws national spotlight MORE.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Five victories Democrats can be thankful for Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise 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 SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIf bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold The metaverse is coming — society should be wary Trump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits 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.

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McConnell interrupted Warren, saying she had impugned another senator and violated an arcane Senate rule. 

“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.

Democrats slammed McConnell and GOP representatives for silencing Warren, thrusting her into the limelight just as rumors continue to circulate that she could run on the Democratic ticket in 2020.