Trump blasts 2020 Dems during campaign rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE on Wednesday said he would bring the term "Pocahontas" to refer to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal 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 BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE first for the hit he took in the polls after the first Democratic debate last month while Warren and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters 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."

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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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (D), ridiculing the pronunciation of his name, as he regularly does, and saying Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters FEC chair calls on Trump to provide evidence of NH voter fraud Five years after Yazidi genocide, US warns ISIS is rebounding 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 UnCan we do business with Kim Jong Un? Leadership analysis might give clues Hong Kong protests present Trump, Xi with painful choices North Korea launches missile tests, insults South Korean president MORE,” he continued.

Of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory 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.”