Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Instagram Live Video


Trump tweeted, along with the Instagram live video Warren posted on New Year's Eve to announce her candidacy over a beer with her husband, Bruce.

The president tweeted that if her "husband had dressed in full Indian garb it would have been a smash".

President Donald Trump blasted 2020 presidential candidate Sen.

The president began calling the Massachusetts Senator "Pocahontas" in 2017 as a jab at her previous claims of Native American ancestry.

Native American leaders have called Mr Trump's past attacks on Ms Warren offensive and distasteful.

"Wounded Knee" refers to an 1890 massacre in which approximately 150 Native Americans were killed.

As for the Instagram video itself, Warren staunchly defended posting it two days later, when reporters asked her about it as she made an appearance on Beacon Hill.

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And Native American Photos, an account sharing historical images, tweeted an image of Wounded Knee survivors, adding: "No comment". "Hundreds of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho people lost their lives at the hands of the invading U.S. Army during these events, and their memories should not be desecrated as a rhetorical punch line".

Trump's tweet came amid another extraordinary late-night Twitter barrage as the president - battered by public blame for the ongoing government shutdown and new bombshells about his links to Russian Federation - also lashed out at Post owner Jeff Bezos and quoted from a racially charged immigration column by Pat Buchanan.

The National Congress of American Indians on Monday issued a statement denouncing Trump's reference to Wounded Knee.

In addition to his remarks about Warren, Trump also slammed Amazon CEO and owner of the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos Sunday night on Twitter.

The test results revealed Warren likely has trace amounts of Native-American ancestry. "On behalf of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, I condemn President Trump's racist and disrespectful tweet about this brutal incident, in which an estimated 300 unarmed men, women, and children were rounded up and slaughtered".

This has not stopped Trump from hammering the senator from MA on her claims.