Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren have been feuding for weeks. Warren has denounced Trump as a “thin-skinned racist bully” who “spews insults and lies because he can’t have an honest conversation about his dangerous vision for America.” The presumptive Republican nominee, as usual, could come up with nothing better to attack Warren with than calling her “goofy” and resorting to his standard racist rhetoric. Trump has taken to calling Warren an “Indian”and giving her the nickname “Pocahontas.”
One supporter of the Massachusetts senator has turned the tables on Trump’s bigoted attacks against Warren, and it is going to send Trump through the roof. The web address Pocahontas.com now redirects to Elizabeth Warren’s website.
Why has Trump chosen this particular nickname for Warren? Well, Warren has stated in the past that she had grown up being told by her family that she had Cherokee heritage. The possibility that she had a distant relative who is Cherokee has been neither proven nor disproven. Trump, however, apparently thinks Warren should have DNA evidence or something to back this claim up, not just what generations of her family told her.
When asked why continued to call Warren “Pocahontas,” Trump replied,
Because she is a nasty person, a terrible U.S. Senator, and it drives her crazy.
The Republicans should find it offensive that she scammed the system by faking her heritage, not that I am unafraid to point that out,” he continued in the statement, which was provided by his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks. “Actually, Goofy Elizabeth, her nickname, is far worse.
Warren has refused to back down from Trump, standing up to his bully tactics and continuing to rail against his bigoted campaign. In a speech on Thursday, shortly before she endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, Warren slammed Donald Trump. Speaking of his racist attacks against the Mexican-American judge presiding over several of the Trump University cases, she declared, that he should be ashamed of himself because he shames the entire country.
Trump is picking on someone who is ethically bound not to defend himself – exactly what you would expect from a thin-skinned, racist bully.
She also ripped into him over the Trump University scam, saying he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.
Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself.
Warren has proven that she will be a valuable weapon against Trump throughout the general election and it seems that she is just getting warmed up. She knows the only way to beat a bully is to stand up and fight. And as proven today, she can even turn his racist attacks around and beat him at his own game.
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