Trump Rips Warren Over ‘Beer Catastrophe’ Video, References Wounded Knee, Little Bighorn

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren

It is unclear why the video only just came to Trump's attention as it premiered on New Year's Eve to announce Warren's launching of a presidential exploratory committee.

President Trump used Native American stereotypes to mock Elizabeth Warren's weeks-old announcement that she will run for president.

"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".

Trump mocked the interaction, describing it as a "catastrophe", especially when Warren thanked her husband, Bruce, whom she introduced as her "sweetie". "It's their house, he's supposed to be there!" On Sunday, Trump chose to tweet about it by using one of the greatest atrocities ever committed by the United States military to help crack a joke.

On Sunday, Mr Trump said the senator, a 2020 presidential hopeful, should have filmed a commercial "from Bighorn or Wounded Knee" in "full Indian garb".

In it, Warren drinks a beer, a behavior that got mocked by many of her detractors.

"No, I'll pass on a beer for now", he responded.

Trump's tweets are troubling on so many levels, it's hard to even begin where to start - from mocking Warren's heritage and his use of the word "Indian" instead of the politically correct term Native American, to using the tragic Wounded Knee Massacre as a punchline.

The test, performed by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante, concluded that while the vast majority of Warren's ancestry is European, there is definitive evidence that she has Native American blood.

As for the Instagram video itself, Warren staunchly defended posting it two days later, when reporters asked her about it as she made an appearance on Beacon Hill.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren will run as a 2020 presidential candidate. Besides advocating for reforms to health care, student debt, and the minimum wage, Warren touched on breaking news with a call for an end to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, which is now the longest in American history.

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