Trump just called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" while honoring Native American code talkers

Posted November 29, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump has mocked a political rival, calling her Pocahontas.

Shortly after Trump's remarks, Warren said that the United States President could not hold a ceremony without making a racial slur.

Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American woman, born around 1595, known for her involvement with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

"The Navajo Code Talkers are not pawns to advance a personal grudge or promote false narratives", Crotty said in a statement released Monday.

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during a White House event honoring World War II Navajo code talkers.

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US President Donald Trump reacts as he honours Navajo Code Talkers for their contributions during World War Two at the White House in Washington, November 27, 2017. You are really incredible people.

Trump did actually praise the bravery of the code talkers at the event: "You are special people".

At Monday's White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders was asked about the comments and if she thought they were offensive.

And as if all this weren't insult enough, Oglala Lakota journalist and Native Sun News Today publisher Tim Giago cited Trump's tone of voice. Warren says she did this to try to meet people of similar heritage.

"It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can't even make it through a ceremony honouring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur".

HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think that is a ridiculous response.

The line of attack of Warren's ancestry goes back to 2012, during her senatorial campaign, when it was revealed that she had listed herself as a minority while working at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School.

She also defended the decision to honor the Navajo veterans near a portrait of Andrew Jackson, who is widely reviled by Native Americans.