President Donald Trump made a remark the elite media called racist at an event honoring Native American World War II heroes by referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” the Associated Press reported.
“We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago,” Trump said to the crowd at the White House as he recognized three World War II code talkers. “They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you.”
It wasn’t the first time Trump has referred to the first female Massachusetts senator as “Pocahontas.”
He started accusing Warren of lying about her heritage and called her “Pocahontas” at a campaign rally in June, 2016, according to the Washington Post, when Warren was campaigning in support of Hilary Clinton.
Warren has been accused of faking her Native American Heritage to get ahead in her political career, particularly in the 2012 Massachusetts race for senator.
In 2012, she was under scrutiny for her alleged Native American heritage as she listed herself as a minority in the directory of law professors.