Donald Trump regrets calling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” — because he says it is an insult to Pocahontas.
The Pocahontas nickname refers to Warren claiming she is of Native American descent, despite the connection being distant and hard to prove.
“I do regret calling her Pocahontas because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly on Monday night. “So, to Pocahontas, I would like to apologize to you.”
Earlier this month, Trump said he wanted Warren to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate during a Twitter rant, calling her “Pocahontas” and “goofy.”
“Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice,” the presumptive GOP nominee tweeted.
Last month, Trump said of Warren, “I think she’s as Native America as I am… she’s a woman that’s been very ineffective other than she’s got a big mouth.”
During his interview with O’Reilly, Trump once again slammed the senator.
“She’s been a very poor senator… she’s been a lousy senator, she’s done a terrible job,” he said.