- The Washington Times - Monday, May 1, 2017

Bill Maher called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” to her face on his show Friday — and she didn’t seem too happy about it.

The liberal comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” invoked the nickname popularized by President Trump to dissuade Ms. Warren of the notion that Trump voters have a positive view of her.

“They’re still with him,” Mr. Mahersaid of Mr. Trump’s supporters. “They’re not with you. Explain to me what that disconnection is.”

“Actually, I’m going to push back,” Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, rebutted. “I disagree with you. When you talk —”

“Well, his fans are not with you,” Mr. Maher shot back. “Come on. They don’t like you, Pocahontas.”

Mr. Maher and the audience laughed, but Ms. Warren shrugged off the joke and continued with her talking points.

The nickname is a reference to Ms. Warren’s self-proclaimed Native American heritage, which Harvard Law School publicized while she was on the faculty, but no evidence has been presented to support.

Mr. Trump often called Ms. Warren “Pocahontas” on the campaign trail when she was a surrogate for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.



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