Trump blasts 2020 Dems during campaign rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE on Wednesday said he would bring the term "Pocahontas" to refer to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (D-Mass.) "out of retirement very soon."

The comments came as he lashed out at several of the 2020 Democratic candidates during his campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina. 

Trump attacked former President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE first for the hit he took in the polls after the first Democratic debate last month while Warren and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg The painstaking, state-by-state fight to protect abortion access MORE (D-Calif.) gained after their performances. 

“Sleepy Joe’s not looking too good. Pocahontas is gaining a little bit because we probably used the Pocahontas a little bit too early, but that’s okay. We’ll bring it out of retirement very soon,” Trump said.

Trump regularly refers to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” due to her past claims of Native American heritage. It was a theme he returned to later in the rally as well, to cheers from the crowd.

Trump attacked Warren for being "1/1064th" Native American. It is possible Warren is  between 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American, the Boston Globe has reported.

"If she should be the candidate, which I tend to doubt, but if she should be, we'll bring it up again," Trump said.

He also joked that Native Americans "got together" and said "we don't want her."


The president said Harris “knocked the hell” out of Biden during the first debate after she pressed him on his civil rights record, including his stance on federal busing and his comments on working with segregationist lawmakers during his time in the Senate. Biden said he “was not prepared” for Harris’s attacks in a CNN interview after the debate.  

“They have a new one who knocked the hell out of Biden during a debate,” Trump said. “He said ‘I wasn’t prepared for that question.’ That’s not a good answer.” 

“Can you imagine if I said oh, oh, I’m sorry I’m not prepared for that question. I’m gone. That’s the end of Trump. He’s not prepared. He’s not mentally prepared. That’s his problem, but everybody who knows him knows that. Harris hit him with a pretty easy question on busing. I would say that’s pretty easy, and he choked,” Trump continued.

Trump also called out South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE (D), ridiculing the pronunciation of his name, as he regularly does, and saying Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence won't preside over Barrett's final confirmation vote Trump is cruising for a bruising Biden to campaign in Iowa for first time since winning nomination MORE, who was formerly the governor of Indiana, has criticized him.

“He runs a failed city. His city is doing so badly. Mike Pence was the governor of that state. I said ‘how was he as the mayor?’” Trump said. “Mike is one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet, and Mike said ‘he never did a good job. I’m so shocked to see him running.’”

Trump also said the black community in South Bend was angry at Buttigieg for his handling of a police officer shooting a black man in the town last month. Buttigieg was confronted by some protesters when he returned to South Bend after the shooting.  

“If that’s the hot young star, I guess I just don’t know stardom anymore. That’s not a star,” Trump said.

“I don’t see him dealing with President Xi of China. I don’t see him meeting successfully with Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnOvernight Defense: Biden nets military family endorsements | Final debate features North Korea exchange | Judge refuses to dismiss sexual assault case against top general Biden: Obama wouldn't 'legitimize' North Korea with meeting How Trump and Biden contrast on foreign policy MORE,” he continued.

Of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden MORE (I-Vt.), Trump said, "he's up there ranting and raving and going like a lunatic."

"I'm gonna save you a lot of time Bernie," he said. "You missed your time. it got taken from you four years ago."

Encouraging his supporters to vote in 2020, Trump added “I see all these clowns on television. I say I guess we have to counteract them a little bit.”