President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American veterans Monday to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as “Pocahontas.”
Trump welcomed three Navajo code talkers from World War II to the Oval Office.
He called them “incredible” and “very special people.”
During remarks praising their service, Trump said: “We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you.”
The Republican president has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator for claims she has made about being part Native American.
Native American leaders have called Trump’s past attacks on Warren offensive and distasteful.
Some Democrats have called the remark racist.
The president has long feuded with Warren, an outspoken Wall Street critic who leveled blistering attacks on Trump during the campaign.
He has seized in particular on questions about her heritage, which surfaced during her 2012 Senate race challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
The President also remained positive in getting his tax bill passed.
“If we win we’ll get some Democratic senators joining us. If we don’t win, they won’t be joining us you understand that,” said Trump. “We’re really interested just in getting it passed.”