Donald Trump accused of racial slur
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 29, 2017,
Nov 29, 2017, 0:23
"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".
"You're very, very special people".
Warren has been accused of using her Native American Heritage to get ahead in her political career, particularly in the 2012 MA race for senator, according to the Boston Globe. "They call her Pocahontas", he added, in reference to Elizabeth Warren with whom he is frequently at odds. "Look, I can explain it to them, but it's real time-consuming, and I have a lot of other stuff to do", she said. "Pocahontas" - during a White House event to honor Navajo code talkers.
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Once again, Donald Trump has only made a fool of himself and shown the world that he is still a juvenile in so many ways by calling Senator Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" in front of Navajo veterans of World War II.
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"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said to the veterans in the Oval Office.
Trump did actually praise the bravery of the code talkers at the event: "You are special people".
He started accusing Warren of lying about her heritage and called her "Pocahontas" at a campaign rally in June, 2016, according to the Washington Post, when Warren was campaigning in support of Hilary Clinton.
Warren responded to Trump on MSNBC after the event, saying that it was "deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur". "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up". "It hadn't worked in the past, it is not gonna work in the future". He should talk to his embarrassment of an ambassador to New Zealand, Scott Brown, about how continually throwing out a racist nickname for Warren worked out for him when he ran against her for the Senate.