According to Politico.com Senator Elizabeth Warren will not be Hillary’s Vice President:
A Democratic insider tells us “no way in hell. She hates her, and she doesn’t want a competitor for power in her White House. The ‘V.P. candidate as attack dog’ thing is long over. Every single Democrat is and will be attacking Trump every day.”
One wonders what Hillary discussed with Warren yesterday in their private meeting, if it wasn’t the Vice Presidency? Perhaps Hillary was thanking the Senator for her continued attacks on Trump.
Meanwhile Trump continues to call Warren “Pocahontas” which upsets some Republicans, and probably all Democrats. Last night in Richmond Trump offered a faux apology to Warren to the cheers of his supporters,
“I”m doing such a disservice,” he said, “to Pocahontas.”
Trump refers to Warren this way because at one point she told her employer, Harvard, that she was Native American. She was then listed in their minority directory and the university was happy to lay claim to another minority professor. When Warren was a student at University of Texas law school she listed herself as white, so there has been some confusion about her heritage. Warren has never offered any proof that she is Native American other than to claim her high cheek bones indicate that heritage and she remembers her family talking about Native Americans in past ancestors. It would be very easy to check through census records or a search of the Dawes Rolls. The whole saga of Warren’s various racial claims is here. This has lead to some (many) to refer to Warren as Fauxcahontas. Trump skips the Faux part of the name and simply calls her Pocahontas, over and over. Just one more thing that makes some Republicans uncomfortable but Trump’s fans love it.
My guess is Senator Warren will not be Hillary’s choice for Vice President but Hillary will encourage her to continue her attacks on Trump. This week she called Trump “a loud, nasty, thin-skinned, fraud” and a racist. Trump fired back,
“Pocahontas is at it again!” Trump wrote in one. “Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth.”
Trump has also referred to Warren as an “Indian” and Warren has called him a “bully” and a “loser”.
It’s anyone guess how long this tit for tat between Trump and Warren will continue, but many Republicans wish it would end, now.
More speculation on Warren for VP here.