Republican nominee Donald Trump seems to have developed a habit of giving nicknames to everybody who criticizes him, the last target being Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom he refers to as “Pocahontas”.
“Pocahontas is not happy, she’s not happy. She’s the worst. You know, Pocahontas — I’m doing such a disservice to Pocahontas, it’s so unfair to Pocahontas — but this Elizabeth Warren, I call her ‘goofy,’ Elizabeth Warren, she’s one of the worst senators in the entire United States Senate,” the businessman said in a tweet sent yesterday.
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Of course, this is not surprising, as it was just a matter of time seeing Trump attack Mrs. Warren after she and Hillary Clinton spoke together at a campaign rally, for the first time since the Massachusetts senator endorsed the former secretary of state.
According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump chose “Pocahontas” as a reference to her self-proclaimed Native American heritage. She first mentioned this back in 2012, during her run for Senate.
Elizabeth Warren‘s heritage was used against her by another Republican in 20212, then-Senate incumbent Scott Brown, who questioned her integrity. The Senator claimed Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage but did not have any documentation proving this, making her an easy target for Republicans.
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Right now, Donald Trump is using the same aspect to attack her, especially because it’s rumored that she could be Hillary Clinton’s running-mate.
“If you think recycling Scott Brown’s hate-filled attacks on my family is going to shut me up, @realDonaldTrump, think again buddy. Weak” Elizabeth Warren said in a tweet said last month, when the media mogul made the first comments about this issue.
To sum up, we’re not saying that Donald Trump’s attack are justified or not, as there’s still no official documentation about Warren’s heritage. On the other side, using such nicknames for a political adversary is another proof of the businessman character.