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

President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE attacked Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTreasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' 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 BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp 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.