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Trump praises Native Americans and uses racial slur in the same sentence


You may have survived Thanksgiving with your racist uncle, but President Donald Trump won't let that feeling of relief last long.

John McCain Slams Trump's 'Pocahontas' Comment As 'An Insult To Their Sacrifice'

International Business Times

Arizona Sen. John McCain took to Twitter Tuesday to slam President Donald Trump's recent "Pocahontas" comment. Trump called Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" at at event Monday honoring Navajo veterans.


The Japan Times

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA – Families of Native American war veterans and politicians of both major parties are criticizing President Donald Trump for using a White House event honoring Navajo Code Talkers to take a political jab at a Democratic senator he has nicknamed "Pocahontas." The Republican president on Monday turned to a nickname he often deployed for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the 2016 presidential campaign to mock her claims about being part Native American. He told the three Navajo Code Talkers on stage that he had affection for them that he doesn't have for her. "It was uncalled for," said Marty Thompson, whose great-uncle was a Navajo Code Talker. "He can say what he wants when he's out doing his presidential business among his people, but when it comes to honoring veterans or any kind of people, he needs to grow up and quit saying things like that."

Ann Coulter Tweets Native American Jokes At Warren, Trump: 'Bury The Hatchet'

International Business Times

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter took to Twitter to make several puns and jokes about Native Americans in response to outrage over President Donald Trump calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) "Pocahontas" at a Navajo code talkers visit to the White House on Monday.

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' jab about Elizabeth Warren to elderly Native Americans in ceremony honoring code talkers

Los Angeles Times

Trump makes'Pocahontas' jab about Elizabeth Warren to elderly Native Americans in ceremony honoring code talkers President Trump used a ceremony on Monday honoring Navajo code talkers' service in World War II to insult a favorite target, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Trump noted that Native Americans had been in North America longer than other groups, then segued into a crack about Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has been the subject of controversy for her undocumented claims of partial Native American ancestry. "We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas," Trump said to the elderly men. Trump has used the insult, which many Native Americans find offensive, before, tweeting or retweeting the name 12 times.