Trump acknowledges Warren's rise in the polls, revives 'Pocahontas'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE attacked Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Here are top contenders to be Biden's VP Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (D-Mass.) at a rally in Louisiana Wednesday night, commenting on her rise in national polling and reviving his controversial "Pocahontas" nickname for the 2020 candidate.

After launching a round of attacks aimed at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency Abrams: Trump 'doing his best to undermine our confidence' in voting system MORE, Warren's fellow Democratic 2020 contender, Trump fell into a familiar refrain aimed at the progressive Democratic senator.

"I don't even know, because I'm looking at Pocahontas, can you imagine?" Trump said. "No, no ⁠— Pocahontas is starting to rise from the ashes."


"I thought she was gone, we hit her very hard six months ago," he added, referring to his campaign's attacks aimed at Warren for her past claims of Native American heritage.

"I give her credit, she's emerging from the ashes," Trump continued, adding: "Not a nice person."

Trump's comments are some of his first direct attacks aimed at Warren in months, following weeks of Trump surrogates attacking Biden, who has typically been seen as the front-runner in the Democratic primary.

The president's attacks toward Warren could be a sign that his campaign is starting to view the Massachusetts senator as a rising threat within the Democratic Party, as Warren has challenged Biden in some national polling.

Updated on Nov. 7 at 8:59 a.m.