Trump just attacked Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House event honoring the elderly surviving members of the Navajo Code Talkers, who were recruited by the Marine Corps during World War II to deliver messages that the Japanese were unable to translate.
“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. They call her Pocahontas,” Trump said. His comments were met by total silence.
Trump is holding this event honouring Native American code talkers, and insulting Warren as “Pocahontas,” in front of a portrait of president Andrew Jackson, who signed the Indian Removal Act. pic.twitter.com/UoJpoOsoNC
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 27, 2017
Right after mocking “Pocahontas,” Trump turned to the Navajo code talker to his right…
“But you know what?” he said. “I like YOU. Because you are special.”
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) November 27, 2017
MOMENTS AGO: Pres. Trump at White House event honoring Navajo code talkers, makes joke about “Pocahontas” Sen. Elizabeth Warren. pic.twitter.com/PgdhbxBrfT
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 27, 2017