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Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren, '#MeToo generation' at Montana rally

While speaking at a rally in Montana on Thursday evening, President Trump said should he ever find himself debating Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), he'll "gently" throw an ancestry test kit at her and offer $1 million to her favorite charity if she takes it.

Trump has long called Warren "Pocahontas," a reference to her claimed Native American heritage, and used the name throughout his speech. He promised that "in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she is 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 ... we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn't hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably two ounces." (Warren cites family lore, not her cheekbones, when discussing her heritage.)

The reason why he'd lightly throw the kit? "We have to do it gently, because we're in the #MeToo generation — so we have to be very gentle," Trump said. He told the crowd that he'd offer Warren $1 million "if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. And we'll see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no, but we will hold it for the debates." Trump has been criticized for mockingly calling Warren "Pocahontas," and in a message to the deceased historical figure, he said: "Pocahontas, I apologize to you. To the fake Pocahontas, I won't."