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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE attacked Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus 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 BidenMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Biden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' 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.