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

Trump just called Elizabeth Warren

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

Trump, who has identified Warren as "Pocahontas" before, made the remark during a ceremony Monday recognizing Native American code talkers who served during World War II. Begaye discussed some of the history of Jackson before stating that "we survived him" and Native Americans will "survive every president from here on into the future".

Trump, while addressing one member of the Navajo group, said: "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. I like you. Because you are special", Trump continued, touching MacDonald on the shoulder.

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".

She said she won't be silenced by the President's words and actions.

This was a shot at Sen.

Trump has repeatedly mocked Warren over her claim of Cherokee ancestry by referring to her as Pocahontas, who was the daughter of a powerful Native American leader in the 17th century colonial Virginia, whose legacy was romantisiced in the Disney movie of the same name.

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On Monday, Trump again used his nickname for the Democratic senator while honoring Navajo war veterans at the White House.

"President Trump couldn't even make it through a ceremony to honor these men without throwing in a racial slur", Warren told Anderson Cooper.

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers, whose bravery, skill & tenacity helped secure our decisive victory over tyranny & oppression during WWII. He says the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers for helping secure victory over tyranny and oppression during World War II. Warren says she did this to try to meet people of similar heritage. When anchor Alisyn Camerota asked whether it amounted to an ethnic slur, he said yes. What is your response to that?

"I don't think it is a racist term, I don't think that was his intent", Sanders said.

The White House, meanwhile, was quick to defend the president. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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