Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump's repeated references to her as "Pocahontas" will not shut her up. Trump delights in rolling out this nickname for her at every opportunity.
"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said standing in the Oval Office, The Hill reports. But that wasn't possible for Donald Trump. And to put in a slur that has become racial - Pocahontas - didn't belong there.
"I don't think it is a racist term, I don't think that was his intent", Sanders said.
The president has frequently called Warren "Pocahontas" as a jab at her self-proclaimed Native American ancestry.
Warren warned Friday, June 16, that President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are preparing to deliver Âa knockout blowÂ to the nation's middle-class.
"The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited almost half a billion dollars on the movie "Pocahontas") inferring that the name is "offensive" is truly staggering to me", Eric Trump's tweet reads. However, Navajo Nation president Russell Begaye later sent out a statement indicating that he found Trump's quip to be insensitive and bigoted while also noting that the code talkers shouldn't be placed in the middle of his political scraps.
"Politicizing these genuine American heroes is an insult to their sacrifice".
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The White House, however, denied that Trump's remarks were a racial slur and said that what was actually offensive was Warren "lying" about her Native American origins.
During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".
"The President certainly (has) an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals, which is why he spent time. honoring them today", she continued.
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"I've seen men and women of all ages break down in tears in honor and in awe of meeting them in person and they subsequently share their personal or family stories about how the Code Talkers affected their lives".
FILESen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Begay said he was "puzzled" about the comment but not offended.
Pocahontas is a well-known historical figure who bridged her own Pamunkey Tribe in present-day Virginia with the British in the 1600s.More news: Excited to visit India, we can do a lot together: Ivanka Trump