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

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

President Trump attempted to honor Native Americans while posing before a portrait of Andrew Jackson on Monday.

President Trump made a decision to bring up one of his favorite nicknames during an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers - but it's one that is widely seen as a slur offensive to Native Americans. 'Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. Warren says she is 1/32 Cherkoee.

On Nov. 3, Trump also referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" while calling on the Department of Justice to investigate Hillary Clinton. He frequently called her that throughout his presidential campaign and claimed that she was lying about her genealogy, saying it was "racist" and that she should be fact-checked.

In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press, Warren said she and her brothers were told of the family's heritage by their parents, the late Don and Pauline Herring.

The president has called the Massachusetts Democrat the name on multiple occasions, a reference to her claims of having Native American ancestors.

President Trump and Sen. He used the slur with an audience of Native Americans.

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. "But you know what, I like you, because you are special". "I like you. Because you are special". It wasn't open-mic night at a right-wing gathering, so there was no need for Trump to use this as an opportunity to attack a political opponent.

It's not clear whether Warren lied about her heritage. Warren said she never sought proof of ancestry because she didn't think it was necessary.

Just another day in the White House. Then-GOP Sen. Scott Brown, who is now Trump's ambassador to New Zealand, accused her of using that as an advantage to get ahead in her academic career.

Harvard Law listed Warren as Native American after she listed herself as a minority in a Association of American Law Schools directory. Thousands of Native Americans died of cold, starvation and disease during the harrowing trek to the undeveloped Western territories.