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Trump calls Nevada Dem Senate candidate 'Wacky Jacky,' renews 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren

Trump calls Nevada Dem Senate candidate 'Wacky Jacky,' renews 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren
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President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE slammed the Democratic lawmaker challenging Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R-Nev.) on Saturday, dubbing Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHillicon Valley: Parler app risks charges of selling out with Apple return | Justices hear First Amendment clash over cheerleader's Snapchat | Google pressed to conduct racial equity audit Lawmakers introduce legislation to create civilian reserve program to fight hackers Bipartisan Senate proposal would grant million to minority businesses MORE (D-Nev.) "Wacky Jacky" in a fiery campaign speech.

Speaking at the Nevada state GOP convention, Trump attacked Rosen for campaigning with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' Warren: Trump is 'a danger to democracy' Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers MORE (D), whom he again called the racially charged nickname "Pocahontas."

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"[Heller's] opponent wants to raise taxes," Trump said, to boos. "She wants to raise taxes, think of it. I mean, it's ridiculous. Should I mention her name?"

Trump paused as the crowd egged him on to say the name.

"I have a great nickname for her," Trump added. "Wacky Jacky. You don't want her as your senator."

"Wacky Jacky is campaigning with Pocahontas, you believe this? In your state!" he added.

Rosen responded to Trump's attacks later Saturday afternoon, dubbing her opponent a "rubber stamp" for Trump in Washington.

“The President is attacking me with lies and petty insults because I’m not afraid to stand up to him," Rosen said in a statement to The Hill. "Dean Heller has been a rubber stamp for Donald Trump in Washington, caving to the President’s divisive agenda at Nevada’s expense. This was Senator Heller’s reward for his loyalty.”

Trump has used the "Pocahontas" nickname to refer to questions surrounding Warren's claims of Native American heritage. A Washington Post fact-checker wrote in 2016 that there was "no official documentation" found to support her claims.

Heller is seen as a vulnerable Republican ahead of midterm elections, where Democrats are hoping to pick up two seats and flip the Senate. But, the Nevada lawmaker has secured Trump's support and saw a primary challenger back out of the race earlier this year at the president's urging.

Tickets for Saturday's fundraiser for Heller ranged from $15,000 to $50,000, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.

An April poll of the Nevada Senate race showed Heller leading Rosen by just 1 point, according to the Nevada Independent/Mellman Group survey.

— Updated 6:03 p.m.