Warren fundraises off of Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is fundraising off of President Trump’s Monday insult, asking supporters to help her fight against a president who calls her “Pocahontas.”
“You might have heard that Donald Trump likes to call me ‘Pocohontas.’ He does it on Twitter, at rallies, and even in official White House meetings,” an email from the Massachusetts Democrat reportedly read.
“Let’s show Donald Trump that we’re sick of his racist slurs by getting to work to fight his agenda. Donald Trump can keep attacking my family — but I am going to keep fighting for yours,” she added.
Warren’s email came after Trump made the offhand remark during a Monday event held in the Oval Office meant to honor Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II.
“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said while standing beside three Navajo veterans who worked with the U.S. Marine Corps to come up with a secret code during the war.
“Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” he added, mocking Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.
Warren blasted Trump for stooping to a “disgusting low” by attacking her with a degrading name during a ceremony intended to honor war heroes.
“Every time that Donald Trump calls me ‘Pocahontas’ — and the media goes crazy over it — he’s happy that people are not focused on how he’s trying to cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations,” she said, adding that “Trump wants us distracted.”
The White House has pushed back on Warren’s claim that Trump used a “racial slur,” though several Native American groups have condemned Trump’s remark.
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