Skip to comments.Why Trump Is Still Calling Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas'
Posted on 05/02/2017 4:18:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
President Donald Trump apparently knows more about Sen. Elizabeth Warrens background than almost all of her left-wing supporters.
Last Thursday, at the NRA convention in Atlanta, Trump again went after the senior senator from Massachusetts, calling her Pocahontas.
As usual, the alt-left twitter-verse went crazy, accusing Trump of racism for poking fun at her now-abandoned claims of Native-American ancestry.
But the fact is, Warren did for a period of time in her adult life claim to be of Cherokee ancestry, during which time she was hired to tenured faculty positions at two Ivy League law schools, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Both prestigious schools proudly touted her as a woman of color.p>But in 2012, when she first ran for the U.S. Senate, pointed questions were raised about whether or not she actually qualified for affirmative-action status. By all indications, the answer is no, which may be why neither she nor the Ivy League law schools where she was granted tenure have ever released her employment applications, which would finally answer the question of whether or not she checked the box.
Instead, Warren has claimed that it was family lore during her childhood in Oklahoma that she had Indian blood. One of her grandparents, her paw-paw, told her that she must be Indian because of her high cheekbones.
Pressed by the media, Warren also cited her contributions to a purported Native-American cookbook, Pow Wow Chow, which was privately printed. But a Google check showed that she apparently plagiarized at least two of her four recipes from Pierre Franey, a haute-cuisine French chef once employed by The New York Times. One of Warrens alleged Native-American recipes, cold crab omelet, is not commonly associated with the Cherokees trek west on the Trail of Tears in the 1840s.
A third of Warrens Indian recipes appeared to have been lifted from an issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine from 1959.
During the 2012 campaign, Warren also claimed that her parents had to elope because of the anti-Indian prejudice against her mother. But that narrative collapsed after it turned out that her parents had actually eloped to get married one Saturday afternoon in the leading Protestant church in the neighboring town in Oklahoma, after which they returned home to a gala wedding reception in their hometown that evening.
Another check of Oklahoma newspapers at the turn of the 20th century indicated that in fact one of her Okie ancestors had actually shot an Indian off his horse as he attempted to flee after assaulting another of her Caucasian kinsmen.
After the initial media accounts pointing out the discrepancies in her ever-shifting stories, Warren claimed that she was 1/32nd Cherokee. The New England Genealogical Society found no such evidence. Nor did Cherokee genealogists. But it was all part of a pattern of less-than-truthful behavior by Warren. She initially claimed to have provided the intellectual foundations for the Occupy Movement, then later denied saying it until she was confronted with video.
On MSNBC, she denied holding any stocks, saying that all she owned were mutual funds. She called for higher taxes, even though it turned out she had been in arrears on her own automobile excise taxes in the City of Cambridge, and that she refused to voluntarily pay a higher income tax rate in Massachusetts, as is allowed under state law.
Despite the attempts of the local broadsheet, the Boston Globe, not to cover the embarrassment of Warrens Indian ancestry, the conservative media has kept it front and center.
Her nicknames include Lieawatha, Chief Spreading Bull, the Fake Indian and Fauxchahontas. Trump, however, prefers to call her Pocahontas. He never fails to get a hand from his own audiences, and the reference invariably stirs up the Resistance, which appears totally oblivious to the tangled web their heroine has woven for herself over the years.
Now she is out promoting her latest book, This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save Americas Middle Class, which contains not a single word about her now-discredited Native-American heritage.
One would have assumed she or her handlers would have developed some snappy comeback to the inevitable questions about her checkered ethnic claims, even though she seldom ventures outside the fawning very-fake-news media precincts. But on Friday night, she showed she is still totally unprepared, even with adorning fan Bill Maher, to deal with even the most-gentle mentions of the controversy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that there are no second acts in American lives. That is obviously no longer true, but sometimes a politician cannot overcome a scandal, for whatever reason. One thinks of Gov. Howard Deans scream, or ex-Rep. Anthony Weiners sexting scandals, or Gov. Chris Christies Bridgegate.
Increasingly, Sen. Elizabeth Warrens prevarications about her ancestry are looking like her own personal version of Custers Last Stand.
Look lady, you're as phony as a three dollar bill, don't run your jive on ME.
He shouldn’t call her Pocahontas, that’s wrong. Fauxcahontas is the correct name.
I think it is hilarious
Because Pocahontas is a nickname meaning spoiled girl or naughty girl. It was not the name of the very young Indian Girl Disney lied about either.
You and wbarmy have hit the nail on the head. Trump is crazy for using the term Pocahontas. The press jumped all over him the first time he used it. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone on the left switched the two terms. And shame on Trump’s staff for not catching and correcting.
This 1000x. I also think Trump's speech patterns exhibit evidence of some minor hearing loss so it could be a factor, too. JMO...YMMV.
She’s lucky she’s a liberal. A conservative with this many lies would be toast by now and would never had made U.S. Senator!
Trump delights in the press “jump[ing all over him” over bright shiny things. Every time he throws out one of these lines he is distracting from a major issue.
Much of what PT is doing is laying the groundwork for major changes when all of the pieces are in place. He needs to distract from his real work before he is ready to unveil his plans.
BINGO! You have it exactly right.
-—Her nicknames include Lieawatha, Chief Spreading Bull, the Fake Indian and Fauxchahontas.-——
Yesterday a brilliant FReeper added “Gray Beaver”
Totally agree, Pocahontas became a born again Christian and tried to get more missionaries from England to go to the Americas to reach her people.
The life and times of the REAL Pocahontas is completely irrelevant. Trump is using that name because it’s a familiar Indian name to people - thus, he’s mocking Warren in a way that people can immediately understand.
I have to disagree.
I mean, I appreciate the subtlety of the "faux" syllable, and the implication that she is false, but this is way too complicated a concept for effective branding.
"Fauxcahontas" tries to sum up the whole controversy in one elegant word. In reality, branding is more of a blunt instrument.
Disney spend a gazillion dollars inserting the name "Pocahantas" into the American lexicon. Trump is getting the advantage of all of that branding, and is not trying to teach people a new word. By going right at Warren, calling her an Indian name, he is inviting the left to accuse him of racism, which he uses as a force multiplier when he points out that Warren is the actual racist, and he is the defender of Indian heritage.
Trump is right on the money on this one. Brilliant branding, as usual. "Pocahantas" it is.
I’m so stealing that.
Call her:’Squaw Speaking Bulls—t’.
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