Trump says Warren should focus 'more on her heritage' than investigating his businesses

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to sign executive order promoting artificial intelligence Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China’s Xi: report MORE said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar addresses reports of staff mistreatment after launching 2020 campaign Klobuchar hits back at Trump: ‘Looking forward to debating you about climate change’ Klobuchar says she will kick off campaign in Wisconsin, alludes to 2016 controversy MORE (D-Mass.) should focus “on her heritage” rather than investigating his businesses.

“I got one [letter] from Pocahontas today where it said that ‘Donald Trump, we want to investigate some company,’ it’s so disgraceful,” Trump told Fox News host Laura Ingraham, referring to Warren as Pocahontas, a name he has frequently used to insult her claims of Native American heritage. It is not clear what investigation he referenced.

“I said just write her back and say she’s got a conflict of interest, okay?” he continued. “She should focus more on her heritage and not being ashamed of what she is.”


Warren, who officially announced her bid for president last weekend, publicly apologized for previously identifying as Native American last week.

The comments about Warren came in the midst of a discussion with Ingraham where Trump called investigations into his businesses and potential collusion with Russia a hoax. 

“What happened to me should never be allowed to happen to another president with investigations on things that never took place, like Russia. The Russia collusion delusion we call it. I call it a hoax,” he said. 

“The Democrats know it’s a hoax. It’s a political game. Now the Russia thing is dead and they say well, we are going to look at every company that Donald Trump was ever… involved in. I did great. I made a lot of money. Now they want to go back and investigate every company. We have I think 79 different letters from different committees.”

A Senate committee and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE are both separately investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has denied any collusion.