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 John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE slammed the Democratic lawmaker challenging Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds MORE (R-Nev.) on Saturday, dubbing Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHillicon Valley — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Prosecutors used FISA warrant to get info on Huawei | Study finds discrimination in Facebook ads | Bezos retains voting control over ex-wife's Amazon stocks More than 30 Senate Dems ask Trump to reconsider Central American aid cuts Dem senators introduce bill to combat sexual harassment in STEM 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 Ann WarrenOvernight Defense: Reports detail effect of transgender military ban | Watchdog auditing 8 billion submarine program | Warren questions top general on climate change Booker calls for sweeping voting rights reforms Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 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.