President Donald Trump has been referring to US Senator Elizabeth Warren (my Senator) as “Pocahontas” for quite some time. In an event honoring Navajo veterans on Monday, the President once again referred to Senator Warren as Pocahontas:
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time … longer than you — they call her Pocahontas!”
Since mid-2016, Pocahontas.com has been forwarding to Senator Warren’s website, ElizabethWarren.com. The Whois information on Pocahontas.com is private, so the owner of the domain name remains publicly unknown. When I wrote about the forward last year, I was unsure whether it was being done as a prank on Senator Warren or done in support of her. I am still unsure, but it looks like Senator Warren and her staff are using this to their advantage.
If you visit Pocahontas.com right now, you will be forwarded to a page within Senator Warren’s website with a message that says “Join Elizabeth to stop Donald Trump.” The page has a fundraising plea along with fields to provide an email address and zip code. I am not sure if the owner of the domain name is forwarding traffic to this fundraising page or if Senator Warren and her team have set up a forward for traffic from Pocahontas.com.
Every time the President offensively refers to Senator Warren as “Pocahontas,” I bet people visit Pocahontas.com out of curiosity. Smartly, Senator Warren and her staff are tapping into this curiosity with a fundraising plea. Smart move.