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Trump Nicknames Jewish Democratic Senate Candidate In Nevada ‘Wacky Jacky’

(JTA) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Jewish Democratic lawmaker challenging Nevada’s sitting Republican senator.

Trump nicknamed Nevada Rep. Jacky Rosen “Wacky Jacky” on Saturday in a speech to the Nevada state GOP convention.

Rosen, a freshman congresswoman who served as president of her suburban Las Vegas Reform synagogue, is challenging Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

Nevada is considered one of the few likely Senate pickups for Democrats in 2018. Heller is the only Republican incumbent whose state voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election in November.

“I have a great nickname for her,” Trump said referring to Rosen. “Wacky Jacky. You don’t want her as your senator.”

Trump also attacked Rosen for campaigning with Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who he referred to by the nickname “Pocahontas,” over her claims of having some Native American ancestry.

“Wacky Jacky is campaigning with Pocahontas, you believe this? In your state!” he said.

Trump said he would be in Nevada “a lot” to campaign for Heller.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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