Trump says Warren should focus 'more on her heritage' than investigating his businesses

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan MORE (D-Mass.) should focus "on her heritage" rather than investigating his businesses.

"I got one [letter] from Pocahontas today where it said that 'Donald Trump, we want to investigate some company,' it's so disgraceful," Trump told Fox News host Laura Ingraham, referring to Warren as Pocahontas, a name he has frequently used to insult her claims of Native American heritage. It is not clear what investigation he referenced.

"I said just write her back and say she's got a conflict of interest, OK?" he continued. "She should focus more on her heritage and not being ashamed of what she is."


Warren, who officially announced her bid for president last weekend, publicly apologized for previously identifying as Native American last week.

The comments about Warren came in the midst of a discussion with Ingraham where Trump called investigations into his businesses and potential collusion with Russia a hoax. 

"What happened to me should never be allowed to happen to another president, with investigations on things that never took place, like Russia. The Russia collusion delusion, we call it. I call it a hoax," he said. 

"The Democrats know it's a hoax. It's a political game. Now the Russia thing is dead and they say well, we are going to look at every company that Donald Trump was ever ... involved in. I did great. I made a lot of money. Now they want to go back and investigate every company. We have I think 79 different letters from different committees."

A Senate committee and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE are both separately investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has denied any collusion.