Trump Disparages Elizabeth Warren With 'Pocahontas' Remark During Ceremony Honoring Native Americans

Aaron Brown
November 29, 2017

"This was supposed to be an event to honour heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country", she said.

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is leveraging President Donald Trump's insults against her heritage into a fundraising campaign. "They call her [Elizabeth Warren] 'Pocahontas, '" he said.

Ms Warren told NBC Mr Trump's comments were "deeply unfortunate". "Pocahontas was a real person - her name was Matoaka", she said. Why did he feel the need to say something that is offensive to many people while honoring the Navajo code talkers?

Navajo Nation Council delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty cited the event as the "latest example of systemic, deep-seated ignorance" about Native Americans.

Monday afternoon, the president was leading a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers who served in the military during World War II.

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In closing, the Caucasian said that accusing Trump of intentionally offending the Navajos was absurd.

"Every time that Donald Trump calls me "Pocahontas"-and the media goes insane over it-he's happy that people are not focused on how he's trying to cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations", the senator added in the email". And to put in a slur that has become racial - Pocahontas - didn't belong there.

"I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career."

Trump has often used the moniker to describe Warren, who has spoken about her mother's Native American ancestry.

During an appearance on MSNBC, Warren responded by saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur".

"Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he is gonna shut me up with this", Warren said.

Look, is it amusing that Warren once claimed Native American heritage?

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