Scaramucci defends Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci defended President Trump after he called Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) "Pocahontas" during an event honoring Native American Code Talkers.

"She's been nasty to him, and he's been concurrently nasty to her," Scaramucci said Tuesday during an interview on CNN's "New Day."

Scaramucci said when he's been a victim of racial slurring, he brushes it off.


"At the end of the day — we're getting a little bit too micro-managing with each other's languages and the whole political correctness movement," Scaramucci said.

"I think most people, in general, are tired of it ... I'm totally tired of it."

CNN's Chris Cuomo shot back, saying the country demands better from a president.

Trump on Monday honored three Navajos who helped the U.S. Marine Corps develop a secret code during World War II.

"You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”

Trump has repeatedly used the derisive nickname when talking about Warren, a reference to her claim of Native American heritage.

Warren shot back at the president in an MSNBC interview Monday night, saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur."