WASHINGTON, D.C. – Navajo code talkers visited the White House on November 27 and were met with insult. The Native American war heroes were being honored at an event by President Donald Trump when he referenced the nickname he has been known to call Senator Elizabeth Warren: “Pocahontas.”
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said to the code talkers. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time… longer than you – they call her Pocahontas!”
Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
He was met with silence from the pair but turned to one of the code talkers, put his hand on the man’s should and said, “But, you know what, I like you. You are special people.”
Trump did not call Warren by name when he mentioned “Pocahontas.”
During a press conference, White House Secretary Sarah Sanders said the use of “Pocahontas” by Trump was not intended to be a racial slur or offensive. She also pointed out what should be offensive is Warren lying about her heritage. However, Warren has defended her Native American roots and shared stories passed down by her ancestors about the Native American culture.
Sarah Sanders says she doesn’t think it’s a racial slur for President Trump to refer to Sen. Warren as “Pocahontas” https://t.co/Sex6dDisuA
— CNN (@CNN) November 27, 2017