Published: Mon, January 14, 2019

Trump suggests 'full Indian garb' for Warren's husband in renewed attack

Trump suggests 'full Indian garb' for Warren's husband in renewed attack

On Sunday night, seemingly out of the blue, President Donald Trump fired off a few racially-charged tweets about Senator Elizabeth Warren, who recently threw her hat into the ring as a 2020 presidential candidate. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made after announcing her candidacy for president.

In the video, the liberal firebrand had a craving for alcohol: "Hold on a second - I'm gonna get me a beer", she said, as she walked out of view of the camera. That was on January 2.

Some also alleged Trump's tweet was part of a strategy to divert attention from the Mueller probe, which is investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash", Trump wrote.

Trump hit her for it almost two weeks later, writing Sunday, "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!"


The massacre at Wounded Knee was estimated to have killed between 150 to 300 Lakota Indians, including women and children, during a battle in South Dakota in 1890.

At the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes fought against United States cavalry led by Lt Colonel George Custer, leaving hundreds dead, including the colonel.

It is unclear why Trump waited two weeks to respond to the video but it reprises his reference to her claims of Native American heritage. But at the same time, it's possible those are the only Native American phrases he knows.

"What matters to me", she continued, "is that everything in this campaign is about the people who are out there every single day - work hard, play by the rules - and just want a government that's on their side".

Earlier this month, Trump posted a parody image of a Warren campaign logo mocking the results of her DNA test.

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