Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax

Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE on Saturday night told the Israeli American Council not to vote for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election MORE (D-Mass.), referring to her as "Pocahontas," a pejorative term for Native Americans, and criticized her wealth tax proposal. 

"You have to vote for me. You have no choice. You're not going to vote for Pocahontas I can tell you that," Trump said, highlighting controversy regarding her past claims of Native American heritage.

He also criticized Warren's proposed wealth tax, which would impose an annual 2 percent tax on households with a net worth of between $50 million and $1 billion and add an additional 4 percent surtax to net worth above $1 billion.

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"You're not going to vote for the wealth tax. Yeah, let's take 100 percent of your wealth away," Trump said. 

"Even if you don't like me, some of you don't. Some of you I don't like at all actually, and you're going to be my biggest supporters because you'll be out of business in about 15 minutes if they get it," he added. 

His comments came during a speech in Hollywood, Fla., at the Israeli American Council's 2019 national summit.

Warren last year took a DNA test that showed she was between 1/64 and 1/1028 Native American. She has since apologized for identifying herself as Native American in the past and for the DNA test. 

Trump last month went after Warren, calling her "Pocahontas." His attacks on the candidate come as she sees momentum for her campaign picking up in the Democratic primary race. 

The National Congress for American Indians (NCAI) has previously condemned Trump's use of the name. The organization's CEO Kevin Allis said, “NCAI condemns the President’s continued use of the name ‘Pocahontas’ as an insult for political gain." 

“Not only does it disrespect Pocahontas’ legacy and life, it likens her name to a slur” he continued.