CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin said Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE referring to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants MORE (D-Mass.) as “Pocahontas” is “not only sexist, it is racist" after he mocked the potential 2020 contender over her questionable claim of having Native American ancestors.
"He picks on these two female members of Congress," said Baldwin on "CNN Newsroom" during a panel discussion. "Congresswoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersAdvocates call on top Democrats for 0B in housing investments Cori Bush hits her stride by drawing on activist past Cawthorn to introduce resolution condemning political violence after warning of 'bloodshed' if elections are 'rigged' MORE [D-Calif.], who has been criticized recently, and he picks on her IQ. Then he picks on Sen. Warren and her race."
"So Sen. Warren clapped back with this tweet," Baldwin continued before quoting the senator's tweet that has been retweeted more than 53,000 times and liked more than 200,000 times.
Hey, @realDonaldTrump: While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order. Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) July 5, 2018
"On the ... point on language, why do you think he keeps calling her ‘Pocahontas?’ ” Baldwin asked incredulously. "It is not just sexist, it is racist!"
"It rude and mean and degrading. But in his mind and the people looking on this campaign and the reelect, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it," replied Republican strategist Alice Stewart.
"And it worked for him," noted Baldwin.
"With his base, it is working for him. This was a rally in Montana for Matt Rosendale [R], who is running against Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocrats say Biden must get more involved in budget fight Senate backers of new voting rights bill push for swift passage The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Polls open in California as Newsom fights for job MORE [D], who the president really wants to see unseated," Stewart continued. "In his mind, in the campaign’s mind, this was classic Trump, right to the base, giving them red meat, insulting anyone and everyone in his swath."
Trump ribbed Warren, as he has repeatedly done in speeches, during a midterm campaign rally in Montana on Thursday night.
"I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian," he said. "I have a feeling she will say no."
"She's based her life on being a minority," Trump also added.
Warren has said she was told by her mother as a child that she was of Native American heritage but has not provided documentation to back up the claim.
“Look, I do know. I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere," Warren said in an NBC News interview on March 11.