Donald Trump: Open to Debating Elizabeth Warren, Spars with Reporter over ‘Pocahontas’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, stands with some of the 22 delegates from North Dakota to the Republican National Convention, who are the core of delegates that elevated Trump over the 1237 needed for the GOP's presidential nomination, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D.
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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump says he would debate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who he calls “Pocahontas.”

“I’d debate her,” Trump said when asked during a press conference in North Dakota on Thursday about the Democratic senator. Warren has been critical of Trump on Twitter.

After he called Warren “Pocahontas,” a local reporter shouted that she finds that offensive.


“She wasn’t able to document it,” Trump charged about Warren’s previous claim to be Native American.

“She was able to get into various schools,” Trump alleged, saying that was because she applied as Native American. “I think she’s as Native American as I am.”

Trump earlier also said he would debate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) if the money raised from the debate would go to a charity for women’s health.


Following Trump’s press conference and energy speech, he took to Twitter to again comment on Warren.