Donald Trump’s continued attack on Elizabeth Warren’s heritage has led one supporter to take the Republican nominee’s favorite insult for the senator and turn it into a fundraising effort. Pocahontas.com now redirects to Elizabeth Warren’s campaign website.
The latest attempt to counter Trump’s attacks comes not from Warren herself but rather a supporter of the Massachusetts senator who is irritated by the Republican presidential candidate.
Trump and Warren have gone back and forth with one another in the press and online, with Warren regularly issuing scathing and substantive critiques of Trump while the Donald responds with insults. His go-to attacks on the senator are “goofy” and “Pocahontas”—the latter being a racially charged attack that alludes to controversy about Warren’s Cherokee heritage.
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be a Native American in order to advance her career. Very racist!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016
The “Pocahontas” jab has done little to dispel one of Warren’s primary critiques of Trump: that he’s a racist bully. Trump has previously referred to Warren as “the Indian.”
Many of Trump’s fellow Republicans have recoiled at his line of attack, though his supporters seem to be fine with it. A crowd at a Trump rally on Friday responded to the mention of Warren with stereotypical “war whoops.”
Warren has become one of the most outspoken members of the Democratic party in her pushback against Trump. She has regularly jabbed at him on Twitter and in media appearances. On Thursday, she called the former Apprentice host as “a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself.”
The senator also derided Trump for his ongoing attacks against Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is currently presiding over a massive fraud suit in California filed against Trump for Trump University, a supposed real estate development course.
Trump continues to suggest the judge is “Mexican” despite Curiel being born in Indiana to Mexican parents. The presumptive GOP nominee believes that the judge’s heritage is a conflict of interest because of his plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton got in on bashing Trump on Twitter. After he tweeted in response to President Obama’s endorsement of Clinton that the President “wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does,” Clinton replied simply, “Delete your account.”
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Trump has yet to heed the advice.