Donald Trump has once again attacked Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
While speaking to supporters at a Keep America Great Again rally in Las Vegas. Trump claimed that Warren believed she was an “Indian” because she had “high cheekbones.” He went on to call her “Pocahontas” something he has called her many times mocking her earlier claims that she was of Native American heritage.
Trump would then call Warren “mean” after her fiery attack on Mike Bloomberg during the Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday.
Trump’s previous attacks on Warren, referring to her as “Pocahontas,” as well as calling Native Americans, “Indians” have caused Native American leaders to speak up and condemn his statements.
Trump has also been called out on Twitter for making jokes about historical tragedies that involved the genocide of Native Americans.
After Warren announced that she would be running for president back in 2019, Trump tweeted, “Welcome to the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
Trump’s tweet was clearly meant to reference the Trail of Tears in which the government forced the relocation of Native Americans in the 1830s. The forced relocation resulted in countless deaths.
Trump also made another tweet directed at Warren that referred to Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Wounded Knee was the site of an 1890 massacre of hundreds of Native Americans by American troops.
Warren has been criticized for referring to her heritage as Native American. Though a DNA test did reveal that she did have Native American ancestry a spokesperson for the Cherokee Nation spoke out and stated that being a tribal citizen was “rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA.”