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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE attacked Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary LGBTQ advocates slam Buttigieg for past history with Salvation Army Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work 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 BidenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Trump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans 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.