Skip to comments.Donald Trump refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'Pocahontas' during meeting with Native Americans
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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iv seen pictures of this code talkers wearing matching Washington Redskins jackets, no kidding.
Im sure that they couldnt care less.
There is a time and place for politics and playing name game with idiots like the squaw.
Honoring WW2 war vets/heroes is not the place nor time.
Bad judgement in my opinion.
Yes, that’s what he should have done.
Yes but it reflects badly on the original Pocahontas.
Calling Warren that makes light of the original Indian princess.
That’s why he should use Fauxcahontas instead.
Trump has been told countless times to use the faux version on twitter.
Whoever monitors replies to his tweets needs to bring him up to speed.
He could hire me, I’m available.
Well. I think this is juvenile and beneath the President.
She’s so vain, she probably thinks this gibe is about her, about her...
I can’t imagine the two WWII veterans have anything but contempt for a woman who would take a job away from a deserving Native American scholar by falsely claiming to be a Native American. However, in what for any veteran would be a solemn and important meeting they stifled their desire to express their opinion so that President Trump could do the talking.
Gentlemen, I say ye.....DJT!
Isn’t “Fauxahontas” guilty of real cultural appropriation? Not the fake news of taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo buffet, or wearing indian garb to a Halloween party?
You are correct. Trump is planting the seeds of her political destruction should she run in 2020. Everybody will be asking her to prove her claimed Native American heritage.
She may not even run as a result.
Not yikes. This can be seen as spiting what Jackson did.
I don’t want to know what the nickname based on that will be.
This Cherokee blogger is the one that blew the lid off Warren’s phony claim:
I wouldn’t necessarily assume the Navajo don’t agree about this most prominent member of the Wannabi tribe.
He should call her Fauxahontas or !LIAR! Stay away from “racist” Pochahontas.
I dont know why he calls her Pocahontas..Pocahontas was a Disney princess..Elizabeth Warren is a FAUXAHONTAS..or her Indian Name..Lying Chief..you would think people would be more outraged with her pretending to be Indian in order to make a job and make a crapload of money
Best POTUS ever! Being part Native American, entitles me to tell libtards to shove it as Trump’s comments were not offensive or a racial slur.
I dont think Fauxahontas gets the job done. It sounds dopey and awkward. It doesnt roll off the tongue like Pocahontas does.
Trump knows what he is doing.
What a dim bulb.
Princess Wet Wick.
Good. Leaves *them* no wiggle room as to how they deal with Lizzie "Rabbit" Warren's phony claims. Thanks markomalley.
Are you paying for everyone’s eyeball replacement surgery???!!! ; )