Shine’s appointment came as President Trump mocked Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, once again referring to her as “Pocahontas,” while deriding the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. Trump’s comments came during a rambling speech at a campaign rally in Great Falls, Montana.
President Donald Trump: “I’m going to get one of those little kits, and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage, because her mother said she has high cheekbones—that’s her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheekbones—we will take that little kit and say—but we have to do it gently, because we’re in the 'Me Too' generation, so we have to be very gentle.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren fired back Thursday night, tweeting, “While you obsess over my genes, your Administration is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas, and you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order. Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you’re destroying.”