On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a surprise appearance and gave a speech at the National Congress of American Indians. Warren used her time to address her claims of Native American heritage and blast President Donald Trump for using the name “Pocahontas” to call her out.
BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren just took the stage at the National Congress of American Indians. In a surprise appearance, she plans to forcefully rebut Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” as a slur, address the issue of her heritage more directly, and pledge to work on Native issues. pic.twitter.com/SIP00peTNB
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“I’ve noticed that every time my name comes up, President Trump likes to talk about Pocahontas,” Warren said. “So I figured, let’s talk about Pocahontas. Not Pocahontas, the fictional character most Americans know from the movies, but Pocahontas, the Native woman who really lived and whose real story has been passed down to so many of you through the generations.”