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 Ann WarrenMoveOn leaders stepping down before 2020 election Julián Castro calls for ‘tuition-free’ public colleges, apprenticeships Native American leader asks when US will come to its ‘senses’ after Trump’s ‘racist’ attack against Warren 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 ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past MORE.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOcasio-Cortez rips Trump in first House floor speech: 'It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want' Overnight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office 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 SessionsBudowsky: Senate must protect Mueller from Barr, President Trump Feinstein grappling with vote on AG nominee Barr Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee status 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.