Trump blasts 2020 Dems during campaign rally

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE on Wednesday said he would bring the term "Pocahontas" to refer to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMcConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax 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 BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE first for the hit he took in the polls after the first Democratic debate last month while Warren and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisLara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' The press has its own border problem Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration 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 ButtigiegButtigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican MORE (D), ridiculing the pronunciation of his name, as he regularly does, and saying Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceHow to investigate Jan. 6 (and other politicized issues) without a commission On The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Pence buys .9M home in Indiana 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: Austin and Milley talk budget, Afghanistan, sexual assault and more at wide-ranging Senate hearing North Korea calls U.S.-South Korea missile development hostile policy Biden's invisible foreign policy success MORE,” he continued.

Of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience McConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Socially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral 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.”