Trump's 'Pocahontas' battle with Warren goes way back, late-night host says
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“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah gave his audience a brief history Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s long-going beef with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after Trump once again referred to her as “Pocahontas” earlier this week.
“When Warren was a Harvard law professor, the university was criticized for not having enough diversity on faculty so the school defended itself by touting Warren's lineage,” Noah said. “How white is your college when you get called out for being too white [and] your response, is 'Nuh-uh, we've got her!'
“Yo Elizabeth, come out here and show these white folks what it is,” he joked.
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Trump's "Pocahontas" nickname for Warren goes back years.
Warren came under fire in 2012 for claiming without proof to have Native American heritage — and Trump has referred to her as "Pocahontas" ever since.
Noah played a montage of old videos, most of which were from 2016, showing Trump referring to Warren as “Pocahontas” about a half dozen times.
“I call her the Pocahontas, and that's an insult to Pocahontas,” Trump said in one of the video clips.
Warren has long-claimed to have Native American ancestry and she even contributed recipes to a Native American cookbook, “Pow Wow Chow,” back in 1984, claiming she was Cherokee.
“If you're contributing recipes to a book called ‘Pow Wow Chow,’ you better be comfortable in your Native American identity,” he said. “I mean, that would be like finding out I am completely white, I have no African blood, yet I wrote the book ‘Snacks for blacks.’”
Warren said she sees the moniker as an offensive “racial slur.”
“It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the united States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur,” Warren said in a statement earlier this week. “Look, Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he's going to shut me up with it.
"It hasn't worked in the past. It is not going to work in the future,” she added.