Elizabeth Warren rips into Trump after racist ‘Pocahontas’ jab

President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm Friday morning in which he returned to using his favorite derogatory nicknames for Hillary Clinton (“Crooked Hillary”), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (“Crazy Bernie”), and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (“Pocahontas”).

Trump has continuously referred to Warren as “Pocahontas,” a racist slur, because of the controversy surrounding her self-described Native American heritage. Warren, though, has used it to her advantage, buying Pocahontas.com and redirecting it to her campaign site.

On Friday, though, she had harsh words for the president and reminded him that he can’t insult his way out of his own troubles.

On Monday, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort turned himself into the FBI after he was indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, and former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI regarding his attempts to dig up “dirt” on Clinton from Russian sources.

Since then, Trump has tried to spin the attention onto Clinton and the apparent financial highjacking of the Democratic National Committee by Clinton during the 2016 presidential primary.

In May, Warren said she had “no doubt” Trump was trying to shut down the Russian investigation by firing former FBI Director James Comey, a move that puts the president at the center of a possible obstruction of justice case.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.