GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as “Pocahontas” in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday.
Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women.
Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren.
“You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back.
Trump and Warren have engaged in a long battle on Twitter with extensive back and forth. She has criticized his rhetoric directed toward women and he has questioned her Native American heritage.
This post has been updated.