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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg tweeted support for 'Medicare for All' in 2018 Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets 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."

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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 MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE are both separately investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has denied any collusion.