Liz Warren Tears Into Trump For Pocahontas "Racial Slur"

We expected widespread outrage after Trump's latest Pocahontas comment, and we didn't have long to wait.

Senator Elizabeth Warren tore into President Trump for using a "racial slur" after he cracked his latest "Pocahontas" joke during a Monday event with Navajo "code talker" veterans. She fired back at Trump, saying the event was meant to honor the sacrifice of those in attendance.

"It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur," Warren said during an MSNBC interview referring to the earlier comment

She added that the code talkers “saved the lives of countless Americans and our allies" and said that "this was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country."

Previously, Trump has repeatedly used the derisive nickname to refer to Warren, poking fun at her claim of Native American heritage: "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," Trump said. "They call her Pocahontas, but you know what, I like you because you are special."

Warren in her response said Trump's joke will not stop her from continuing to criticize him. “Look, Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he’s going to shut me up with it," she said. "It hasn’t worked in the past. It is not going to work in the future.”

Earlier on Monday, the White House press secretary defended Trump's decision to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas", claiming it was not a racial slur.

“I think what most people find offensive is Sen. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career," Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

Sanders' denial rang hollow to some: according to The Hill, a leader of an organization representing Native American tribes said Monday that President Trump calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” during an event honoring Native American Code Talkers “smacks of racism."

“The reference is using a historic American-Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that’s an insult to all American-Indians,” John Norwood, general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes, told NBC News

In a separate statement obtained by ABC News, the president of Navajo Nation, Russell Begaye, said that "in this day and age, all tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people." "The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy," Begaye said. But he added that "the Navajo Nation does not want to engage in this dialogue between Sen. Warren and President Trump." 

Norwood said Trump should “stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents."

Also in response to Trump's comment, the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs slammed President Trump calling his remarks a "racist joke" and questioning his "moral authority." 

"Donald Trump's racist joke ­during Native American Heritage Month no less ­demeaned the contributions that the Code Talkers and countless other Native American patriots and citizens have made to our great country," New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall said in a statement on Monday.

"The days when the President of the United States was held as a moral authority around the world were over 11 months ago, but at what should have been a solemn ceremony to honor Native veterans, Donald Trump took low even lower," he added.

Udall said the president's remark about Warren in the Oval Office will not take away from the Code Talker's WWII accomplishments: "This moment in history won't overshadow the contribution the Code Talkers made and continue to make to our nation," he added, slamming the comments for being especially in "poor taste against the backdrop of Andrew Jackson's portrait."

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Meanwhile, others such as conservative radio host Stefan Molyneux had a different take: "If Senator Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) wants to get to the bottom of this once and for all, I’ll gladly pay for a @23andMe test to verify her Native American heritage."

Comments

greenskeeper carl knukles Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:28 Permalink

Funny all the outrage. You'd think pretending to be an indian would offend the left, but you'd be wrong. I must confess, though, I do not understand why some things offend them and others don't. We are constantly told how males have privilege, women are oppressed, etc, but men pretending to be women are elevated to the top of the oppression pyramid. White people like Rachel whatshername are castigated for pretending to be black, but Warren is given a pass for being white and pretending to be an indian.

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Escrava Isaura jbvtme Tue, 11/28/2017 - 03:56 Permalink

Senator Warren claims that her mother told her that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware.  Then, Stefan Molyneux: I’ll gladly pay for a @23andMe test to verify her Native American heritage."  First mistake by Senator Warren is to listen to the mother and father. Abstractly, you listen to them. Everything else said by the mother and father need to be taken with skepticism or not to interpret something literally. Second, Senator Warren, most likely, did the blood test already and it came negative. Or, she did the test and came positive thus she is waiting for the right moment to disclosure it. Anyway, I’ll go for it to be negative.   Keep in mind that no one lies more than Trump. Lying is pathological with Trump.  Here’s a list. And here’s Trump Times’ magazine cover that is totally fabricated by Trump displayed at Trump’s 5 golf clubs:  
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Scar Bro God Emperor Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:58 Permalink

She has blue eyes and blond hair. What part of her is Navajo exactly? Maybe when Trump grabs her by the pussy he'll find it's scalped. Like blue eyed jews scalping their penises to make a connection with their "heritage". Genital mutilation is NOT COOL!Saw some white Australians complaining about being discriminated against at the airport. Confused the shit out of me till I realized they were claiming to be aborigines. So pathetic.Why is it when people intermarry with whites the offspring will cling to their non-white identity? I mean the jews were originally Arab/Semite (same shit) right? And then 2000 years later you get Paul Newman. Fucking idiot.

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nmewn knukles Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:09 Permalink

lol...I guess if Rachel Dolezal (a different white woman who identifies as a black woman) had parlayed her lie into a professorship at Penn and then on into the senate where she can do much more damage had got her thong all in a twist over being called Rosa Parks, that would be raaayzist too!According to her, of course.I really can't figure out how white progs think...on the one hand...they do everything they can to fake-identify themselves as "minorities" but when you point out the obvious (that they're faking it) they scream you are the raaayzist for pointing out that they are the ones who abused the given race/culture/religion.They have a mental disease, they really do.

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knukles nmewn Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:13 Permalink

YesThey have a mental disease.It's called delusional.  Delusions "forced" upon them mostly by the media, the propaganda mechanism.Which is failing, and thus, the turmoil.Of another particular note I'd suggest that the Progs/Soros accomplished a great deal of what they intended to do ... destabilize.It has become increasingly difficult for people of opposing beliefs to place any trust in one another again.That's the intended result of identity politics. The Schism has been Successfully EstablishedFurthering the Grand Order from Chaos Paradigm 

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nmewn knukles Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:25 Permalink

Ahhh, you did notice Fauxcahontas was the first to lay down the raaayzist card and the Alinsky press dutifully picked up the "vibe" and ran with it. So the question STILL remains...what does the Alinsky press think about a blue eyed white woman proclaiming herself a native for personal gain?There's another question our "freedom of the press" Leninist sycophants will never ask ;-) 

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38BWD22 nmewn Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:55 Permalink

  So, would that mean that our kid (my wife is Peruvian, and yeah (hell yeah!) has some Inca blood in her) can get some easy money from Uncle Scam?  But, our daughter does NOT have blue eyes, is she then ineligible?Bearing Guys need to know!

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