"You were here long before any of us were here," Trump told the Native Americans gathered at the White House on Monday.
"Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago," Trump joked. "They call her Pocahontas."
Trump was referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., whose critics applied the sobriquet "Fauxcahontas" to her amid a controversy over the ethnicity she once selected on an administrative form.
The president has referred to Warren, a potential 2020 challenger, as "Pocahontas" in the past. Warren responded that Trump "cannot even make it though a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur."
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