Trump Calls Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at Event Honoring Native American Vets

President Trump on Monday once again poked fun of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, calling her “Pocahontas”—this time, during an event honoring Native American veterans. “You’re very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump told a group of Native American veterans, while standing in front of a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, who infamously signed legislation forcing Native Americans off their lands. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” Trump said in reference to his own derogatory nickname for Warren, who has claimed to have Native American ancestry. “But you know what? I like you, because you are special,” the president added. Moments later, MSNBC showed video of the incident to Warren, who said: “It was deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur.”