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Donald Trump refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'Pocahontas' during meeting with Native Americans
The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/17 | Rozina Sabur

Posted on 11/27/2017 2:03:03 PM PST by markomalley

Donald Trump has been criticised for using a racial slur during an event honouring Native American veterans.

The US president was welcoming three Navajo code talkers from the Second World War to the Oval Office on Monday afternoon when he referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator, as "Pocahontas".

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here.  Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you."

Two Second World War Navajo "code talkers" stood at the podium, with a third seated in a wheelchair as Mr Trump made the remarks, which were greeted with awkward silence.

They were among 29 young volunteers from the Navajo tribe who joined the Marines in 1942 and created a secret code for the military using the Navajo language as a code. 

The president has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator for claims she made about being part Native American.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; americanindians; elizabethwarren; massachusetts; navajo
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To: georgiegirl

>> when he referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator, as “Pocahontas”

President Trump did not refer to any senator by name.<<

Yes, I know he didn’t, and I didn’t post that comment.

121 posted on 11/28/2017 8:43:46 AM PST by fortes fortuna juvat
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To: markomalley

Sanders sets White House press room on fire with her response of Truth re Pocahontas!

A reporter noted that Sen. Warren had called it a “racial slur.” Sanders said, “That’s ridiculous,” before noting that it is never appropriate for anyone to use a racial slur, and she does not believe Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” was intended for that purpose. Sanders declared, once again forcefully, that Warren was the offensive one, saying, “Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about some things specifically to advance her career and I don’t understand why no one’s asking about that question and why that isn’t constantly covered.”

Warren claimed she had Native American heritage on her Harvard application. The claim is completely unfounded.

122 posted on 11/28/2017 9:15:18 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The fastest way to drain the swamp is to simply expose it! Sunlight does aid in evaporation!)
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To: markomalley

I go to Cnn each for a glane to see what is going on over there. Yesterday it was a NTY leak that Trump said the billy bush tape was fake...all day long, how Trump racist..blah, blah blah.

Sarah Sanders called out warren as a liar did Cnn even replay that comment? NOPE not even once, they cannot do the truth.

OANN news showed Trump talking to the Code Talkers and not a thing about fakewaren. OANN news...nice.

123 posted on 11/28/2017 9:50:11 AM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: bigbob

I heard President Trump’s comments on the radio and very nearly shot coffee through my nose laughing......

President Trump, always be yourself! You are warm and comforting in office, and I have not let one day pass without giving thanks to God that you won!

124 posted on 11/28/2017 9:17:28 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: SamAdams76; All

Do you think it will be more effective than his constant digs at Obama’s true citizenship?

125 posted on 11/28/2017 11:01:44 PM PST by gleeaikin
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