Trump Uses "Racial Slur" During Event Honoring Native Americans

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony

Every day brings a new disturbing action by this man we call president.

"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".

"I just want to thank you because you're very, very special people. They call her [Elizabeth Warren] 'Pocahontas, '" he said.

Referring to the concept of Trump's words being a "racial slur", Sanders said: "I think that's a ridiculous response". "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. During the war, Navajo code talkers served throughout the Pacific theater as part of Allied communications units.

Reports state that while Trump was talking to the three veterans, he stood beneath a portrait of controversial president Andrew Jackson - who ordered the forced removal of Native Americans from their ancestral land, causing the death of thousands belonging to the community.




Begaye also said that Trump's language "kind of ruined the whole ceremony" but that Native Americans are "still holding our heads high" and will "continue to outlive any kind of racial remarks". "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said, flanked by the elderly veterans who played a critical role in ensuring American victory against Imperial Japan in World War II.

Trump did actually praise the bravery of the code talkers at the event: "You are special people".

Dine Code Talkers secretary Debra Klecan posted on Facebook that the White House ceremony was the first time she had ever heard disparaging comments made against the Code Talkers. "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history". Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye explained to CNN that the way the term was used would be characterized as an ethnic slur, and he said it "doesn't belong in the room when our war heroes are being honored".

Trump has often used the moniker to describe Warren, who has spoken about her mother's Native American ancestry. Warren's claim of having Native American heritage.

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