President Donald Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren for drinking a beer in an Instagram Live video this past New Years Eve.
‘Pocahontas. That’s another beauty,’ Trump said Friday, using a nickname he gave the lawmaker for her claims to Native American heritage. ‘She’s doing really well so far, isn’t she? Her and her beer commercial.’
The president was taking a jab at a video the Massachusetts senator put out before officially announcing she was running in 2020. Many claimed the Instagram Live video was an attempt to appear relatable, especially to younger voters.
At the beginning of the video, Warren said she had to leave frame quick to ‘go get me a beer.’
While speaking at a National Association of Realtor’s event on Friday, President Trump mocked Elizabeth Warren for drinking a beer on camera this past New Years Eve and yanking a kid on stage for a photo op in February
When appearing back in the image, she had a bottle of beer in hand and brought her husband Bruce Mann into the frame where she lovingly referred to him as her ‘hunny,’ and asked if he wanted a beer, too.
In the video she discussed her presidential run and made shoutouts to those joining to watch the live stream.
Most on social media said the video was a failed attempt to relate to American citizens and seem like the ‘cool’ Democratic candidate.
The president also targeted Warren for an on-stage gaffe in February where she pulled a young child in front of her for a photo-op.
‘How ’bout the kid? Did you see the way she got the kid? Did anybody see that? Anybody see?’ Trump asked the audience. ‘Whether she wanted the child brought in front of her? — WHAH! Boy that kid moved quickly.’
Trump made his attacks on Warren while speaking at the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo on Friday.
He also made reference to Warren’s role in designing the legislation that would create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a amendment to Dodd-Frank.
‘We’ve freed local lenders from the heavy-handed regulations also,’ Trump touted during his remarks Friday. ‘You know what was going on there. That were crushing community banks and threatening the housing market.’
‘Pocahontas had an agency that was — I mean, she was a disaster,’ Trump said, again using the derogatory name for the 2020 candidate. ‘She enjoyed destroying these local lenders. I think she got pleasure out of destroying beautiful local lenders who have been lending to your clients and probably yourselves for years, and they were going out of business and they were living in fear.’
Warren was the hidden hand behind creating the agency when she was advising Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, before she became a senator.
Despite her hand in the creation of the agency, former President Barack Obama never nominated her to run it.
‘She’s got a lot of pent-up anger,’ Trump said of Warren and her history with lending. ‘She’s an angry person! But you know, making it very tough on people you know. You know what I’m talking about.’
The CFPB levied $5 billion in fines, and used some of that money to create a slush fund that doled out money to pro-Obama community organizers.
Before becoming the acting chief of staff for Trump, Mick Mulvaney took over running the CFPB, and put an end to the slush fund.
Trump calls Warren Pocahontas because she made claims to Native American heritage when applying for a law school professorship and when filling out a registration application to take the Texas Bar exam.
Warren would also often make reference to her aboriginal heritage when speaking at events and to constituents.
Trump said that he would donate $1 million to the charity of Warren’s choosing if she took a DNA test and it showed she was Native American.
A bit later, Warren made the result of a DNA test public that showed she could be as little as 1/1024th American Indian, which is less Native American than the average white European American.
Trump says he believes the front-runners in the Democratic primary race so far are former Vice President Joe Biden, independent Senator Bernie Sanders, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg or former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke.
Warren, however, emerged as a like Democrat that could beat Trump in 2020 if she were to win the nomination.
A new Fox News poll, released Thursday, showed Warren beating the incumbent president among all likely voters with 43 per cent support, compared to Trump’s 41 per cent.
When asked at a campaign event in Fairfax,Virginia about Trump’s assertion that he would face a white male in 2020, Warren told Dailymail.com he ‘would like it to be that way.’