President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House begins search for person who leaked president’s schedule: report O’Rourke to headline counter-Trump rally at border Trump touts Kim summit: North Korea will become economic ‘rocket’ MORE took aim at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBooker, Gillibrand, Warren call on Fairfax to resign after rape allegation Former Klobuchar staffers complain of mistreatment, temper: report Warren looks to move past ancestry controversy with 2020 announcement MORE‘s (D-Mass.) official 2020 presidential announcement on Saturday, mocking her claims of Native American ancestry in a tweet claiming that Warren would run as the country’s first potential “Native American presidential candidate.”
In the tweet posted hours after Warren’s presidential campaign announcement earlier in the day, Trump joked that he would “see [Warren] on the campaign TRAIL,” which many said was a reference to the “Trail of Tears” forced relocation of Native American tribes that led to the death of as many as 8,000 Cherokee between 1830 and 1850.
“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!” he wrote.
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
Trump has frequently mocked Warren for her claims of Native American ancestry, dubbing the Massachusetts senator “Pocahontas” and making jokes aimed at past statements she has made referencing unspecified Native American ancestry.
His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump campaign spent nearly 0K of donor money on law firm representing Kushner Hillicon Valley: Dems ready to subpoena Trump Tower meeting phone records | Dems, Whitaker in standoff over testimony | Bezos accuses National Enquirer of ‘extortion’ | Amazon offers rules for facial recognition | Apple releases FaceTime fix Dems ready to issue subpoena for phone records linked to Trump Tower meeting MORE, reacted to the joke on Instagram on Saturday by sharing a response from right-wing media personality Michael Savage, who tweeted that “The Native American genocide continues with another murder by the president.”
“Savage,” Trump Jr. said. “I love my president.”
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— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 9, 2019
Warren announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination Saturday at a rally in her home state, taking aim at both Trump and a “rigged system” she said of which the billionaire GOP president was a “symptom.”
“Hard-working people are up against a small group that holds far too much power, not just in our economy, but also in our democracy. Like the women of Lawrence, we are here to say enough is enough!” Warren said. Trump is a “symptom of what’s gone wrong in America,” she added, calling out a “rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.”
She joins a crowded field of presidential candidates that include her fellow Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker, Gillibrand, Warren call on Fairfax to resign after rape allegation Former Klobuchar staffers complain of mistreatment, temper: report Election analyst says Dems will fall in line with any 2020 nominee the party elects MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandVirginia lawmakers call for Fairfax to resign after woman accuses him of rape Booker, Gillibrand, Warren call on Fairfax to resign after rape allegation McAuliffe calls for Fairfax’s resignation after second sexual assault allegation MORE (D-N.Y.), as well as others such as Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardPolitical world mourns Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress Gabbard pushes back on Assad criticisms: ‘We heard attacks from warmongers’ before Gabbard: Assad ‘is not the enemy of the United States’ MORE (D-Hawaii) and former HUD secretary Julian Castro.