President Donald Trump offered a look ahead to the 2020 election during a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday, telling members of the organization that it could be “Pocahontas” on the ballot for Democrats.
For those who may have deleted that reference from memory, it’s an unmistakable slap at Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a favorite among liberal Democrats and a favorite Trump target. Trump used the moniker for Warren — who has claimed Cherokee and Delaware heritage, citing only family lore — during the campaign.
‘It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you.’
Warren has blasted Trump over his failure to release his tax returns, among other things. As recently as last week, she dodged a question on whether she would run for president in 2020, telling the “Today” show: “I am running — in 2018, for senator from Massachusetts.”
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