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‘It may be Pocahontas’: Trump attacks Warren as potential 2020 rival

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President Trump resurrected his “Pocahontas” insult for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., while reminiscing about his election night win Friday afternoon.

Trump mocked Warren during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta. He boasted about his upset victory in November, and reminded the crowd that he was the only presidential candidate to speak to the pro-gun group during the campaign.

“I have a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates, but you’re not going to be wasting your time,” Trump said. “You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over, and you’re going to say, ‘No, sir — no, thank you.’”

The president quickly corrected himself and suggested that his eventual opponent in the 2020 presidential election might be a woman — and not just any woman, but one with whom he has had a long-standing and fiery public feud.

While speaking at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference, President Trump predicted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren could run against him in 2020. (Photo-illustration: Yahoo News; photos; Evan Vucci/AP, Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
While speaking at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference, President Trump predicted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren could run against him in 2020. (Photo-illustration: Yahoo News; photos; Evan Vucci/AP, Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

“‘No, ma’am’ — perhaps ‘no, ma’am.’ It may be Pocahontas, remember that,” he said. “And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you.”

On the campaign trail, Trump insulted his competition with demeaning nicknames: “Crooked Hillary,” “Little Marco,” “Low-energy Jeb,” “Crazy Bernie,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Goofy Elizabeth Warren.”

But Trump also took to calling Warren “Pocahontas” after a controversy surrounding her heritage. Warren claimed to be of Cherokee descent and listed herself as a minority when she worked at Ivy League law schools in the ’80s and ’90s.

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