President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant against Elizabeth Warren Sunday night, mocking the Massachusetts senator for a video in which she announced her presidential intentions.
On New Year’s Eve, Warren released a video on Instagram in which she drank a beer and introduced her husband in her kitchen.
Trump mocked the interaction, describing it as a “catastrophe,” especially when Warren thanked her husband, Bruce, whom she introduced as her “sweetie.”
Warren then said: “He [Bruce] is the best and I’m crazy about him. Trump responded to the video on Sunday, commenting on how she thanked her husband when she said: “I’m glad you’re here.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during a New Hampshire organizing event for her 2020 presidential exploratory committee at Manchester Community College on January 12 in Manchester, New Hampshire. President Donald Trump has tweeted a racial slur about her Native American heritage. Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Trump tweeted: “It’s their house, he’s supposed to be there!
“If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!” he wrote.
Trump’s tweet refers to the 17th-century Powhatan princess, as well as the U.S. Cavalry troop massacre of more than 100 Native American men, women and children in the late 19th Century.
It is unclear why Trump waited two weeks to respond to the video but it reprises his reference to her claims of Native American heritage.
He shared a mock campaign logo that read Warren 1/2020th, a play on 2020 and a DNA test which revealed she has a distant Native American ancestor.
The Boston Globe has reported documented evidence that Warren is anything from between 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American.
Her heritage came up during her run for Senate in 2012 and the then-Senate incumbent, Republican Scott Brown, used her claims to question her integrity, The Washington Post reported.
Warren has also faced criticism from the White House and other Republicans, who claim she used her native American heritage to advance her career.
Debbie White Dove Porreco, who is a descendant of Pocahontas, said on Fox News that Warren should apologize for her claims of having Cherokee ancestry.
Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, campaigned in 2016 with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She will establish an exploratory committee to test the water for a run in the Democratic primaries.
On Sunday Trump also took aim at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos whom he called “Jeff Bozo” after the National Enquirer reported details about his love life. Bezos announced he was divorcing his wife MacKenzie Bezos.
He also laid into the Washington Post, owned by Bezos, calling it “the Amazon Washington Post.”