Warren Responds to Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Nickname, Defends Family History

Sen. Elizabeth Warren directly confronted Trump’s nickname for her Wednesday.

The president has a habit, on Twitter and elsewhere, of referring to the liberal senator as “Pocahontas.” It’s directed at Warren’s claim of Native American heritage in her family tree, among the campaign flashpoints when she first ran for Senate.

“I get why some people think there’s hay to be made here. You won’t find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe,” Warren said. “And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes — and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

The Democrat from Massachusetts made her remarks in an address to the National Congress of American Indians, where she also talked about the difference between the Disney version of Pocahontas and the real-life woman.

Watch: Warren Rebukes Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Nickname in Speech to…

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