Slideshow Uproar After Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren as 'Pocahontas' During Oval Office Meeting with Navajo Code Talkers
By Brooke Singman, Fox News
President Trump on Monday revived his favorite nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- “Pocahontas” -- during a White House event to honor Navajo code talkers.
The president hosted the event to honor the veterans who used their native language during World Wars I and II to protect the U.S. during battle.
“You’re very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said in the Oval Office. But his comments took an unexpected turn—to the Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
“Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” Trump said. “But you know what? I like you. Because you are special.”
Trump has repeatedly mocked Warren for claims she has made about being part Native American.
But Trump's jab on Monday was met a backlash from critics who said the president should not have used this forum to toss around that nickname.