Trump blasts 2020 Dems during campaign rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer employees critique EPA under Trump in new report Fired State Department watchdog says Pompeo aide attempted to 'bully' him over investigations Virginia senator calls for Barr to resign over order to clear protests MORE on Wednesday said he would bring the term "Pocahontas" to refer to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIt's time to shut down industrial animal farming The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Biden wins DC primary 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 BidenFox News polls: Trump trails Biden in Ohio, Arizona and Wisconsin Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Obama calls for police reforms, doesn't address Trump MORE first for the hit he took in the polls after the first Democratic debate last month while Warren and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill Minority caucuses call for quick action on police reform Markey, Harris, Booker to introduce resolution calling for elimination of qualified immunity 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 ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE (D), ridiculing the pronunciation of his name, as he regularly does, and saying Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence threatens to deploy military if Pennsylvania governor doesn't quell looting Pence on Floyd: 'No tolerance for racism' in US Pence chief of staff owns stock affected by boss's coronavirus work: report 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 UnKim Jong Un seeks to continue bolstering North Korea's nuclear capabilities, state media says Overnight Defense: State Dept. watchdog was investigating emergency Saudi arms sales before ouster | Pompeo says he requested watchdog be fired for 'undermining' department | Pensacola naval base shooter had 'significant ties' to al Qaeda, Barr says Trump says investigation into Pompeo shows 'screwed up' priorities MORE,” he continued.

Of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins DC primary Biden wins Montana primary Biden wins New Mexico primary 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.”