Well, yes, and?

GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as “Pocahontas” in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday.

Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women.

Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren.

“You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back.

28 thoughts on “Well, yes, and?”

  1. I always thought it was best expressed as “fauxahontas”.

    But I’m sure she really identifies as a native american, all this identity being a social construct thing after all….

  2. Will any native Americans feel offended by that comment? Or will they see it as an insult aimed squarely at Warren herself? (and her alleged attempts to curry favour by claiming oppressed heritage)

  3. @andrew m – they’ll feign it, cos it’s in the dems perceived interest.

    However, that said I feel that trump is mining a deep vein of people fed up of this identitarian BS.

  4. God it’s wonderful to have a candidate who spits in the face of the media and will not, under any circumstances back down in the face of their PC crap. He is showing up the rest of the GOP as the spineless, beaten cowards they are. Big men when they are dealing against their constituents in some dark room, frightened children when a leftist comes near them. Love live the emperor.

  5. The Teleprompter Reader-in-Chief lied about being born in Kenya for 15 years. The legacy press doesn’t care. Any more than they care about Hillary taking bribes from foreign states and making state secrets available. You must vote for Hillary because Trump called Warren Pocahontas.

  6. The Inimitable Steve

    Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women.

    Feminism in a nutshell. They want the right to call you a misogynistic bastard, but reach for the smelling salts if you fire back.

    So goofy Elizabeth Warren was anointed Hillary’s chief flying-attack-monkey (the Hillary campaign seems to be desperate to keep her out of the limelight, in case people remember how unlikeable she is), and spent days firing out insulting Tweets like:

    The way I see it, it’s our job to make sure @realDonaldTrump ends this campaign every bit the loser that he started it.

    RealDonaldTrump is “cool with being called an authoritarian,” isn’t upset at Hitler comparisons & thinks we won’t fight back? WRONG!

    @realDonaldTrump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

    No, @realDonaldTrump – your racism, sexism & xenophobia doesn’t drive me nuts. It makes me sick. And I’m not alone.

    @realDonaldTrump: Your policies are dangerous. Your words are reckless. Your record is embarrassing. And your free ride is over.

    But when he pointed out that Elizabeth Warren is goofy and a fake Injun, ZOMG! WAR ON WIMMINS!

    Thankfully Honey Badger Trump doesn’t give a fuck.

  7. All very well, but Elizabeth Warren’s “Two Income Trap” book is worth reading. But who cares about interesting books in American and British politics?

  8. “@realDonaldTrump: Your policies are dangerous. Your words are reckless. Your record is embarrassing. And your free ride is over.”

    Elizabeth, his policies are the same leftist protectionist shite as yours.

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    I don’t care what Trump calls another politician, but he really is a cad and a boundah who cannot be let loose in society, polite or not:

    “It was unbelievable. But I guess it was his course, so it was his rules.”
    Oscar De La Hoya, ex-champion boxer, claims Donald Trump cheats at golf. AP
    From this weeks’ Economist.

    What is the world coming to?

    I suppose a match between Trump and Kim Il Sung would have been interesting.

  10. DBC,
    Elizabeth Warren had a lot of interesting ideas in the past; but ever since entering politics she has become very boring. If she had remained non-partisan, she would have found a lot of common ground with Trump. Now that she’s a commited Democrat aiming for vice presidency, she has lost all objectivity.

  11. I really dislike Trump but stories like this just remind me that I dislike his opponents even more and that he at least has some qualities that I like (whereas the others don’t)

  12. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Big Chief Shitting Bull.
    Dances with Grant Committees.
    Four-Eyes Cody.

    Elizabeth Warren looks about as Native American as Julian Clary.

  13. Hold on, if she’s got a great great great whatever grandmother who was a cherokee, how does that make her a minority? She’s 96% white european.

    If I go back far enough I can find a couple of direct ancestors who were scandinavian. Does that mean I is a minority? Gimmie the handouts!!!

  14. From Trump’s point of view, Shillary and Liarwatha must be the dream ticket to run against.
    So (not for the first time) he went off too soon.
    Trump needs to find some ordinary guy (a clone of Truman, ex) and he gets the keys.

  15. The Meissen Bison

    DBC Reed: But who cares about interesting books in American and British politics?

    I’ve no idea.

    Your regular contributions suggest that you, though, should like to be taken seriously for your opinions, so freely and frequently expressed. Who cares about them?

  16. So Much For Subtlety

    DBC Reed – “All very well, but Elizabeth Warren’s “Two Income Trap” book is worth reading. But who cares about interesting books in American and British politics?”

    Except the rumour going around the traps is that she made up most of her data. Which kind of undermines anything she might have to say.

  17. All very well, but Elizabeth Warren’s “Two Income Trap” book is worth reading. But who cares about interesting books in American and British politics?

    That’s self-aggrandizing bullshit.

    I don’t read Elizabeth Warren because she’s a hypocrite and a fraud. Beyond the whole fake Indian thing, she’s says she wants equality but spends her career at an elitist college training future elite. She says she’s against profiteering in the housing market, but dabbles in real estate speculation. She says Wall Street is corrupt, but doesn’t mind spending her career at a college that has been funded largely with Wall Street money… that billion dollar endowment fund didn’t come from the donations of Dance majors, you know.

    If you want to read a book written by a public figure who is a total shit about a topic she has no expertise in (her specialty was corporate bankruptcy), be my guest. But don’t ask me to bow to your intellectual superiority for doing so…

    Remember, any book by Richard Murphy is a book by a public figure who is a total shit about a topic he has no expertise in. If you want to parade how smart you are by broadcasting you’ve read The Joy of Tax, I’m all for it.

    I could use a laugh.

  18. “Except the rumour going around the traps is that she made up most of her data. Which kind of undermines anything she might have to say.”

    Not if you are a socialist it doesn’t.

  19. What has Trump written by contrast?

    Evidently you don’t take in as much of the publishing landscape as you think you do, DBC: Not only has Trump authored 8 books, but all 8 are still in print and for sale at Amazon. No real excuse for asking that question, frankly.

  20. I stand corrected ( A first on here) And I’m sure they’re all written with the same academic rigour that Elizabeth Warren applies .Or at least , in his self-infatuated case, to the Katie Price standard .
    Another (not quite) first: Ironman is plausible when he describes Trump as a left-wing protectionist (above). If a lefty centrist like me finds some of his “proposals” intriguing such as stopping American firms moving production to exploit low wage labour abroad, then the useful right-wing idiot brigade who can be herded into supporting tax havens, continuous house-price inflation etc should have pause for thought. Some bloke on Keiser last night said Trump was thinking of printing money to deal with the American deficit. Whatever next? There was also talk on there of Hillary Clinton being prepared as a representative of both the Democrat and Republican party stop Trump interests.

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    @ DBC Reed
    You have stood corrected dozens of times (more than a dozen by me hitting you over the head with hard facts). What is a first is that you have publically admitted it.

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