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Trump declares Elizabeth Warren 'finished' at Wisconsin rally

President Trump never seems concerned about making bold predictions, especially when he is in his element.

Trump held his third "Make America Great Again" rally of the year in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday evening, urging his supporters to help keep the Trump administration in the White House for a second term. Wisconsin is expected to be a key battleground state in the 2020 general election; the state was the site of a tightly contested race in 2016 that ultimately helped vault Trump into the Oval Office.

During his freewheeling speech, Trump denounced Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's conduct surrounding the meddling. He also bragged about a proposal to send migrants apprehended near the southern border to "sanctuary cities," which he called his own "sick idea." But, of course, he found some time for one of his favorite pastimes — insulting his potential challengers.

Trump told the crowd he couldn't imagine former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whom he dubbed "Sleepy" and "Crazy," respectively, holding a rally as "fun" as the one on Saturday. But he went even further with his criticism of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whom he continued to refer to as Pocahontas, a moniker he gave her after it was revealed Warren said she was of Native American descent on a job application. The veracity of her heritage was ultimately called into question after a DNA test. Trump, while enjoying mocking Warren over the matter, also declared her "finished," dismissing her as a legitimate contender for the presidency.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Trump at the rally, which was held on the same evening as the White House Correspondents' Dinner.