Donald Trump Jr. on Monday suggested that Senator Elizabeth Warren name her new puppy “Sniffing Bull.”

The recommendation was made in conjunction with a retweet of Mother Jones’ call for name proposals, which included an image of Warren with her small, furry friend.

The senator announced the addition to her family on Sunday, writing on Twitter: “When I got back from Washington on Thursday night, Bruce had someone new waiting for me. There’s a lot of pain and chaos in the world right now — we decided to bring a little gentleness and normalcy into our lives. Meet our new puppy (name TBD). He’s a sweetie.”

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has quietly waged a months-long, behind-the-scenes effort to put "Pocahontas" in the past.

President Donald Trump has used the slur since the 2016 presidential campaign to skewer her claims -- passed down through family stories, Warren says -- of Cherokee and Delaware ancestry.

Warren delivered her most forceful rebuttal yet during a speech at the National Congress of American Indians in February. The speech opened a new chapter of Warren leaning into her heritage -- a move that could help her defuse a political landmine ahead of a potential 2020 presidential run by building goodwill with Native American leaders who could validate her claims and vouch for her advocacy on issues important to their communities.

Her outreach to Native American organizations and tribal leaders has continued in the months since that speech -- largely unreported and outside the public eye.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, as Warren hammered Trump while stumping for Hillary Clinton, Trump shot back with the nickname "Pocahontas." Trump has kept it up from the White House, even using the slur during a November 2017 event honoring Native American veterans.

President Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” during a White House event Monday honoring Native American code talkers who served in World War II.

The President, standing beside three Najavo code talkers and a portrait of former president Andrew Jackson, made the comment in reference to Warren’s heritage, which the Democrat Senator on numerous occasions has said has Native American roots.

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