Newly minted 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been engulfed in controversy because of her claims of Native-American ancestry, and Rob Lowe is receiving backlash over a Warren-related joke he shared along with his Twitter followers.

Within the tweet — which the previous “Parks and Recreation” star subsequently deleted — he wrote, “Elizabeth Warren would deliver an entire new that means to Commander in ‘Chief,’” joking about her claims of a distant relative of aboriginal ancestry, which has led President Donald Trump to disparagingly nickname her “Pocahontas”.

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Lowe’s tweet was savaged on Twitter, and even acquired a smackdown tweet from fellow celeb Valerie Bertinelli:

In the meantime, others used his tweet to supply an unflattering comparability to his character on “The West Wing”, and resurrected the scandal surrounding the 1988 intercourse tape he made with an underage woman.

On Sunday, Lowe tweeted a proof for why he deleted the tweet, however stopped in need of apologizing.

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“It was a joke and a few peeps received upset,” he wrote, “and that’s by no means my intention.”

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