Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger

Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger

Sunday night, President Trump tweeted that the video would have "been a smash" if Warren "did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen".

Earlier in the month he tweeted out a fake campaign logo for the Democratic senator that mocked the results of her DNA test, reading "Warren 1/2020a play on the election year and the fact that she is anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American, according to The Boston Globe".

Warren has been repeatedly mocked by Trump as "Pocahontas" because of her past claims that she has Native American ancestry, based on family stories.

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.

Warren is considered among the top Democratic contenders for 2020.

In a follow up tweet, Trump called the video a "beer catastrophe".

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Since 2012, Ms Warren has also denied benefiting from her reported Native American background, when it emerged that she was listed as a minority in a Harvard Law School directory.

"Your racist tweet is a disgrace, and it dishonours the high office you hold", Tweeted one user.

Mr Trump's comments prompted a fierce rebuke from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), which condemned the "casual and callous use of these events as part of a political attack". To Native Americans, Trump is an immigrant. "Hundreds of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho people lost their lives at the hands of the invading U.S. Army during these events, and their memories should not be desecrated as a rhetorical punch line".

In addition to his remarks about Warren, Trump also slammed Amazon CEO and owner of the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos Sunday night on Twitter.

President Trump mocked Sen. He even joked in July that he would donate $1 million to a charity of Warren's choice if she took a DNA test and it proved that she has Native American roots.

Trump often has derided Warren for her claim of having Native American ancestry.

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