Navajo Nation Rips Trump Over “Pocahontas” [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

The leader of the Navajo Nation said Tuesday that President Donald Trump used an ethnic slur when he called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” during a White House event honoring Native American veterans.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told CNN that the president’s injection of a political attack during a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers was “uncalled for.”

“This was a day to honor them, and to insert something like that — the word ‘Pocahontas’ as a jab to a senator — you know, that belongs on the campaign trail,” Begaye said. “That doesn’t belong in the room when our war heroes are being honored.”

  • mikeinftl

    Of course its distraction, distraction, distraction. Could it be because Flynn’s lawyers are not talking to dTumps?

    • Gustav2

      What? You mean he would insult a group not part of his base to change the subject?

      Pshaw!

    • Treant

      It’s probably an attempt, but honestly? I’m failing to see the point. Those who are important in the main conversation aren’t going to be distracted.

      He’s not making any new friends with this kind of thing, so there are, at most, the same number of people who will defend him.

      Overall, he’s probably losing a few friends over this and each new controversy. So that reduces his defenses which he is, eventually, going to need.

      The average person might be distracted (I include myself in average here), but our attention will snap right back when the Russia treason charges hit again.

      Ultimately, this is not a valid survival strategy.

    • Galvestonian

      It’s that and the tax thing — he’s attempting with the smoke and mirrors to distract from the fact that the tax package is mainly for the ultra rich — most of his base enjoy the circuses and the whoop de do that he farts out and are thoroughly distracted away from the real issues…. ( lies — all lies )

    • Chucktech

      Well, gosh, that’s not very nice of Flynn’s lawyers…

  • Macbill

    But we are NOT talking about Russia. Mueller says nothing.

  • BearEyes

    These heroes are being way to polite

    • MBear

      It is the way of civilised people

  • Buford

    Here’s an idea… the next time Trump invites a group of otherwise-rational individuals to a WH ceremony to… (ahem) ‘honor them’… perhaps they should just refuse to go?

    • skyweaver

      God, I would love that. People just stop showing up

      • David Walker

        They need to make it known, however, like the sportsball guys, for example.

        • Buford

          Agree, per my ‘fantasy’ post above… refuse to participate in a very visible, confrontational way.

      • SelectFromWhere

        But even if they quietly cancelled–after awhile when no group would appear there, it would get noticed.

    • Jonathan Smith

      remember when it was an HONOR to be invited to the White House?

      • Todd20036

        Remember when even people from the opposing party felt welcomed at the WH?

        • MT YVR

          I’m half convinced the only reason anyone goes now is because they’re genuinely wondering “What Shit Will He Do Next”.

          Frankly I’d adore whomever did that. Showed up with a lawn chair, popcorn and just shooed him off “No, no, I’m good (crunchcrunch of popcorn)! You go do your crazy. I’ll just be sitting here.” And then almost choke on the popcorn while laughing when he says some stupid shit, yelling out “Did you REALLY just say that shit? Whoo… you’re special aren’t ya, Donny.” And then wrap it up with a dusting of hands, folding the chair back up while he’s still talking. Wiping a tear of laughter away, patting him on the shoulder and thanking him for the laughs and crazy, then walking out on him.

          If you’re going into the middle of a funhouse distortion in reality… own it. Don’t pretend the shitgibbon is anything but what he is. Fuck this polite “let’s not go”. Let’s have someone treat him like the dumpster fire he is.

          • Jonathan Smith

            i’d PAY to see that

          • RoFaWh

            Make sure the TV cameras are turned on.

            Edit: Someone remarked that Trump detests embarrassment. The difficulty with trying to embarrass him is that he’s too stupid most of the time to be embarrassed.

      • iambu

        Today, I’d consider it an honor to *decline* an invitation to the WH.

        • SelectFromWhere

          A few NFL players agree with you there.

        • Menergy

          Then you know the shitgibbon would go all revenge and block all contracts and aid to the Navajo Nation and other Native people through Bureau of Indian Affairs.

          • iambu

            Because he literally can’t do a damn thing or make a decision that’s not a direct reaction to someone else’s.

            Hrmmm…I wonder if we all pretend he doesn’t exist, he’ll be completely paralyzed…

          • RoFaWh

            Whereupon the Navajos (who are, I remind you, a sovereign people) declare their hands off limits to all orange-haired shitgibbons.

          • Menergy

            and sue the federal government for breach of treaty and trusts between the Navajo Nation (and other Native American pueblos/reservations, and contracts/obligations relative to Federal government protections and recognition.

          • Librarykid

            I’ll bet 45 had no idea of who the code-talkers were or their role in our victory in WWII until just before the ceremony which he probably did not want to attend because he does not like any people other than his kind.

      • Seems like it was just last year sometime.

      • Chucktech

        That pre-supposes an honorable, legitimate president.

      • Buford

        I admit that I fantasize about what I’d do in that situation. Would I vocally and publicly decline? Would I participate in the ceremony but make a short statement denouncing Trump? Would I participate but flip him off instead of shaking his hand?

        So many options.

        • wmforr

          I’d go for covering him with effusive and fulsome (doesn’t mean what you thin it does) praise.
          “You know, Mr. President, some people are saying you’re the greatest President we’ve ever had, and I just hate it when they say that. Why, you’re the greatest human being who ever lived on the face of this earth. And with the most beautiful face and body imaginable!” I don’t think he’d get the sarcasm.

          • RoFaWh

            It takes a modicum of intelligence to “get” sarcasm.

          • seant426

            If you did that, he’d in turn try to grab your junk.

        • I’ve thought about this and discussed it with other performers back when W was in office. I refused to go to any performances with Susan Graham in them because she sang at the 2004 inaugural. (Her mom and Laura Bush were friends in Midland, Texas. Or at least that’s the story floated by the Met for damage control at the time.) I would feel even more strongly about anyone performing for Trump. Yes, some people are that desperate for the publicity of a high profile event but in reality you’d just be whoring yourself out to be used by the administration for its own PR. So, no. I would not go. I’m not the only one obviously as many have turned down such offers (over the past several administrations so this isn’t new).

      • wmforr

        Remember that he didn’t even invite the Kennedy Center Honors recipients, because he knew all of them would stiff him.. .damn elites!

      • Librarykid

        Remember when it was an honorable place?

    • David Kerlick

      The Nobel winners are glad he didn’t invite them.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I just finished a WaPo article about Norman Lear that mentioned he refused to go to portions of the Kennedy Center Honors if Trump would be present. The White House backed down and decided not to attend any of the events, “giving the honorees the space to enjoy the award without the interference of politics.”

      • Buford

        Lear is a hero for many reasons!!

      • Didn’t McCartney turn down the honor while W was president? This has been done before. This isn’t just a right/left thing. Republicans have attacked the entertainment industry, the arts and minorities for decades now.

    • vorpal

      Trump only invites individuals to a WH ceremony to honor HIMSELF, and make those poor individuals watch and writhe with discomfort.

      • Buford

        Like I said, why go?

      • RoFaWh

        Trump needs to experience a voice from the upper berth saying “Enough about you, asshole. How about something about the people you are supposed to be honoring, instead of veiled insults?”

    • Or go and use the time in front of the camera to speak their minds.

  • netxtown

    Maybe Eric was watching???

  • The_Wretched

    Trump’s entire media plan is to have at least one outrage a day to capture the news cycle and limit the coverage that would normally happen. it’s been highly effective (unlike most of what he tries). Bit of a one-trick-pony though.

  • Frostbite

    What? Just one ethnic slur? Turnip must be getting lazy.

  • JAKvirginia

    Sorry, President Begaye, that kind of “jab” doesn’t belong on the campaign trail or anywhere.

  • Todd20036

    Mueller must be getting close.

    Maybe Flynn will turn over state’s evidence, and Trump is getting antsy

    • Tor

      I think Christmas Eve would be a fine day for such a disclosure, even if it is a Sunday.

  • thatotherjean

    Thank you, President Begaye. You wouldn’t consider taking over the rest of the United States, would you? You make far more sense, far more intelligently, than the current occupant of the White House.

  • Ben in Oakland

    No. everyone knows all the injuns are exactly alike.
    Just in case: /s

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    There’s something terribly wrong with the orange one’s brain.

  • bkmn

    Anything to distract from what the GOP is doing to the country. ANYTHING

  • Jay George
    • Treant

      There can be cultural differences. Does that read, “Fuck you!” or “Fuck you, asswipe traitor!”

      • Jonathan Smith

        yes.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Both?

      • Natty Enquirer

        I believe it says, “Fuck you with a dusty boulder.”

        • Gerry Fisher

          Ohhhhh, you just HAD to go with the dusty one, didn’t you?!

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      • Jay George

        I think it’s “Fuck you with the white hot hate of a thousand burning suns.”

        • JCF

          “Fuck you w/ the fatal fever of a thousand smallpox-infected blankets.”

    • Todd20036

      He’s fuckable.

  • PickyPecker
  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    The photo op staged in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson makes it very clear that this wasn’t Trump accidentally going off script. This was intentionally set up to make clear Trump’s contempt for Indians.

    Remember that he battled to screw an Indian nation over casinos. And just like Trump still smarts from the ‘short fingered vulgarian’ comment of THIRTY years ago, he no doubt will not miss any opportunity to smear and insult people that he sees as adversaries. Their heroism is irrelevant.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, please. Donald Trump didn’t deliberately stage this in front of the Andrew Jackson portrait. Donald Trump doesn’t have the first clue regarding anything about Jackson other than he’s one of the dead presidents on a piece of money. Probably doesn’t know which piece of money if you asked him point blank.

      • Buford

        I disagree… somebody within TrumpCo knew the portrait backdrop would be controversial and either wanted it to happen or, at the very least, said ‘Screw’em’.

        • Chucktech

          That “somebody in TrumpCo” isn’t Trump.

          • Buford

            The OP didn’t say Trump personally did it… you responded as if he did. I point out that someone in TrumpCo knew, which was the OP’s original point, and you respond by AGAIN pointing to Trump personally…!??!

            As the OP asserted, “this was intentionally set up” by the Trump team to show his disdain for Native Americans or, at the very least, they knew it was insensitive but didn’t really care.

          • Chucktech

            By “OP’ I’m guessing you mean Skokieguy. I was responding to him when he said, “The photo op staged in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson makes it very clear that this wasn’t Trump accidentally going off script.”

            That tells me that Skokieguy thinks Trump deliberately instructed his handlers to set this up in front of that portrait as a “fuck you” to these honorees. I simply don”t believe Trump is that clever or subtle. Hardly a stretch to believe that.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Agree entirely. Trump is incapable of considering the bad consequences of anything he sees as gratifying in the short term. He saw this as an opportunity to mock Warren. He didn’t care about collateral damage. He can’t.
            They’re looking for wider motive in this because we can’t believe our president is that emotionally crippled. Trump is probably more psychologically stunted than anyone in our personal lives.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        Trump has compared himself in speeches to Andrew Jackson. And that portrait was brought into the oval office when Trump became President, as part of the redecorating. He knows damn well what Jackson represents, and more importantly, to his base.

        • Chucktech

          So, who clued him in? He certainly is no scholar of American history, or anything else, for that matter. And if that’s how Trump really feels, why did this ceremony happen in the first place? Trump could have said, if he actually gave a damn, I’m not doing this.

          • Javier Smith

            We will know as soon as we get this tweet: Andrew Jackson is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, …

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            I am disinterested in who told him. I agree he’s no scholar of history or much else.

            Regardless, he knew it was red meat to his base before his election, so my point remains that this was intentional to be in front of the photo .

            If he hadn’t met with them, no distraction created and no insult created. That would be counterproductive in Trump’s world.

            He needs to create daily outrage to deflect from the tax bills, state department, RUSSIA, obstruction of justice, etc.

            And he accomplished it.

        • Buford

          I agree. Somebody in the Trump Team knew this was insensitive, so they either did it deliberately or, at best, decided that they didn’t care if it offended somebody. My money is on the latter… just like all the other offensive things they say/do, they simply don’t care if anyone is offended even if they are not deliberately hoping to offend.

          EG, Cinco De Mayo taco salad bowl… the mind reels.

          • Librarykid

            Puerto Rico

        • SelectFromWhere

          I’m aware that Jackson is his hero, but I also don’t believe he deliberately staged this there–that’s right by his desk where probably lots of “ceremonies” happen, and the painting just happens to be there. He probably wasn’t brought in until the last minute before the ceremony anyway, after the cameras were set up.
          That said, every single other despicable thing said about him here is true.

          • wmforr

            Us old guys watched Davy Crocket on Walt Disney Presents, and we know quite well that Jackson was an s.o.b. because Davy told us.

          • Librarykid

            Fess Parker!

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            He’s manipulated the media for a long time now. He knows all about racist dog whistles. He knew exactly what he was doing.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Right, Trump probably doesn’t even remember his Jackson/Civil War riff in May. Trump was riled up by Warren’s Saturday tweets about the CFPB, so on the opportunity of meeting with Indians he regurgitated his well-rehearsed “Pocahontas” jab at Warren.

      • wmforr

        A twenty dollar bill? Really, I wouldn’t be seen carrying anything less than a Benjamin.

      • Not by Trump, but that portrait was put there deliberately by someone in the administration as a signal to racists. Bannon maybe? But probably some underling. It has been up there since Trump moved in, so it wasn’t just for this event.

    • jerry

      Not sure if this actually went through or not, but Trump has already attacked any benefits going to Native Americans…

      https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-budget-calls-for-harsh-cuts-to-native-american-health-care-housing/3871211.html

  • Jonathan Smith

    actually, i did not realise this until it was pointed out to me this AM by “Mourning Joe” (don’t hate)
    there was a picture of Andrew Jackson on the wall, you know, the President in charge of “Trail of Tears”

    • thatotherjean

      I think you’re giving Trump too much credit. He likes Andrew Jackson for his reputation as a tough guy. Listen to the song “The Battle of New Orleans”, from 1959, when Trump was a youngster, which is about all Trump is likely to know about Jackson. I doubt that he ever heard of The Trail of Tears.

      • The_Wretched

        Trump’s media people aren’t all as dumb as he is and he has Bannon/Stone/Breitbart/nazi twitter accounts to tell him how to max out the offensiveness on every issue.

      • Chucktech

        He might know Jackson’s on the twenty-spot.

        • thatotherjean

          Does Trump deal in denominations as small as a twenty? How long has it been since he’s seen one?

          • Chucktech

            He’s probably germ-o-phobic enough that he’d never actually touch one.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Maybe he doesn’t handle cash (germophobic, as Chucktech points out below), but $20 is not beneath him. Even cashing a check for 13¢ isn’t beneath him.
            http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-files-spy-magazine-prank/

          • thatotherjean

            Yeah, I had forgotten about that. For a preposterously rich man (supposedly), he’s a dedicated cheapskate.

    • RoFaWh

      The Navajos were not forced to walk the trail of tears. They live today where they’ve lived since time immemorial.

      • Menergy

        True that the Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Native Americans in the Southeast of the US. However the Navajo and some Apache peoples did indeed have their own Trail ofTears known as “The Long Walk” — More info: It came to be called the Long Walk — in the 1860s, more than 10,000 Navajos and Mescalero Apaches were forcibly marched to a desolate reservation in eastern New Mexico called Bosque Redondo. Nearly one-third of those interned there died of disease, exposure and hunger, held captive by the U.S. Army.

        A new memorial center dedicated to remembering the tragedy that almost wiped out the Navajo Nation opened in New Mexico. The great-great grandsons and granddaughters of the survivors of the Long Walk were there to pay homage, to mourn the dead and celebrate the tribe’s ultimate survival.

        The Long Walk was largely ignored by a nation embroiled in the Civil War. Beginning in 1863, Gen. James Henry Carleton, commander of New Mexico Territory, decided to solve, once and for all, the “Navajo problem.” Some Indians escape the brutal roundup in the Four Corners area, but most surrender.

        Ragged queues of defeated Navajos left in batches from Ft. Defiance, Ariz. Men, women, children and the elderly walked 450 miles, in frigid winter and baking summer. Some drowned crossing the Rio Grande. Stragglers were shot and left behind.

        Their destination was Fort Sumner and a camp called Bosque Redondo — 40 square miles of shortgrass prairie and thorn desert, bisected by the Pecos River in New Mexico. The Navajo, and a smaller number of Apache, lived in crude shelters improvised from branches and tattered canvas. Pneumonia, dysentery and smallpox devastated their numbers.

        After four years at Bosque Redondo, the Army considered it a failed experiment and escorted the survivors back to their homeland — but only after an estimated 2,380 people died. But times have definitely changed: While it was the U.S. Army that almost obliterated the Navajo Nation, it was the Department of Defense that contributed most of the funds to build the Bosque Redondo Memorial.

  • MikeBx2

    I realize that normally it’s an honor to be invited to the White House for a ceremony, but until Trump is gone honorable, respectable people should decline.

    • Gustav2

      That’s what happened with the Kennedy Center Honors.

      • Chucktech

        Except Trump was actually SHAMED into not going. Norman Lear insisted he wouldn’t shake Trump’s hand and he convinced other luminaries (who needed little convincing) to do the same.

  • Ninja0980

    I don’t think this is part of any master plan.
    The fact is Trump is a racist who doesn’t feel the need to hold back anymore and nothing more then that.

    • KCMC

      He held back at some point?

  • Stogiebear

    Who wants to bet what Shitgibbon will do with Pres. Begaye’s name once his fingers get on the twitter machine?

    • Treant

      No bet. And it’ll pass without comment just like everything else that’s dribbled out of his mouth.

  • Lazycrockett
    • MikeBx2

      How nice it would be if we could only deal with one insane leader at a time.

      • Lazycrockett

        Sorry Navajo nation Drumpf got another distraction to push.

        • MikeBx2

          I think Dotard and Rocket Man may be secretly working together. :/

          • Lazycrockett

            It is interesting when NK happens to launch a rocket.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Hurry! Pass the tax bill! It could be our last chance to rob from the poor before Armageddon!

  • Natty Enquirer

    This “Pocahontas” business has baffled me. I looked it up and it has to do with Warren claiming American Indian blood, particularly during the 2012 Senate race. Trump thinks her claim is bogus and so he needles her with this sarcastic reference.

    • Sam_Handwich

      it was a form she filled out in college. apparently her mother told her she had some Cherokee blood

      and then came the baseless claim that she got a job on Harvard based on that

    • CJAS

      The goal is to delegitimize Warren’s career achievements (like he wanted to see Obama college grades) because he particularly resents women
      (and black men, and everyone) more intelligent and polished than he.

      • RoFaWh

        It’s very easy to be more intelligent and better polished than Trump. Even a lump of dog shit can manage it.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon bigot in chief and head Nazi has no freaking clue. The man is deranged and a danger to this nation. Where are the treason charges for this lying sack of orange shit? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f6c2ac98fc1f60da04cdd60143df7d63046de6ef34b87bfb0fcd150bb2874d0.png

  • Stubenville

    I’m surprised Cheetolini didn’t come out in a cowboy hat with a toy six shooter. Oh wait; that would have been Roy Moore.

  • Jim Maloney

    It doesn’t even being on the campaign trail, but point taken.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    He knew exactly what he was doing.
    He thought it was funny, and to his pathetic base, it was.

    • Chucktech

      He knew exactly what he was doing re. “Pocahontas”. He had not the first clue re. Andrew Jackson.

  • yes b’y
  • gaycuckhubby

    So we can expect his approval ratings to rise among his base?

  • TampaZeke

    First of all, why on earth would he say that ethnic slurs belong on the campaign trail? And secondly, why on earth were these men even at this photo op giving legitimacy to this disgusting bigot? It’s not as if yesterday was the first time Trump had used that slur, in that very context, directed at the very same person. In fact it was probably the 20th time he had done so.

    • thatotherjean

      Possibly because these men, who deserved all the honors we could heap on them for their role in World War II, are very old, and this is likely to be their last chance to receive recognition? Trump’s an SOB, but he is the President of the United States, and they were invited. It’s not their fault that Trump behaved like an immature brat, insulting Sen. Warren and not thinking to take down that portrait of Andrew Jackson.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        They are in their 90’s and all all about honor.
        Of course, they accepted.

        • Chucktech

          And Trump just shat on all of that.

      • ChrisMorley

        In rare cases (where there is a dotard narcissistic president in the WH) there is a case for having a ceremonial constitutional monarchy. Fortunately Britain seems to be developing a new franchise specially for the US, in Harry and Meghan. They just need a prestigious US venue.

        • thatotherjean

          Do you suppose we could borrow them for a couple of years, while we straighten out our mess?

          • ChrisMorley

            I’d be cool with that, Share the Love and all.
            I’m not sure his nan would want to lose a favourite grandson so you’d have to allow Royal Visits home.

          • thatotherjean

            I’m sure they would be a great deal more welcome in Britain than our present sorry excuse for a president. Is Trump still planning a visit, or did Her Majesty refuse to let him ride in one of the State Coaches?

          • ChrisMorley

            He’s not getting a Royal Wedding Invite, that’s for sure.

          • RoFaWh

            That will really piss off Mr. Self-important.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            He’ll tweet about it:
            They begged me to come to the wedding, but I told them no golden coach, no deal. Bunch of foreigners. No class. Sad.

          • No, but the Obamas will probably be invited. LOL

          • charemor
        • Who would we promote to such a position these days that most people could agree on?

      • BobSF_94117

        I find it hard to believe that the Navajo coders have never been honored by a president until yesterday.

        Surely that can’t be true.

        • thatotherjean

          A quick google brings up only Richard Nixon, in 1971, who presented the surviving Code Talkers with a certificate of appreciation from the nation. He did a far better job than our present sorry excuse for a President.

      • Someone had to notice that. There’s too much staff in the White House that doesn’t change from one administration to the next. Someone had to have warned someone about the optics of this. and they were ignored.

    • RoFaWh

      Trump (a) is always on the campaign trail. His mind doesn’t do “every four years.” And (b) he thinks his base (to whom this insult appeals) outnumbers right-thinking people; also (c) he’s full of shit, as usual.

  • Bambino

    Waiting for the dotard to reply with more insults.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Way OT to this but a great thread I just ran across…
    https://twitter.com/ztsamudzi/status/853683785845673988

    • Natty Enquirer

      Wow, what a hater, trying to normalize abusive, toxic behavior by Nazis.
      /s

      • gaycuckhubby

        Lol

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Boreal

      THIS

  • Oh, Parker

    Speaking as someone who is literally directly descended from Pocahontas, I have a hard time not making those slurs the most offensive thing Trump has ever said in my mind, even though I’ve got plenty of worse things to choose from.

    • Boreal

      I have no native blood that I know of and I found it to be so incredibly offensive on so many levels.

    • David Walker

      We all do. He says shit because he’s a fucking moron, but also because he knows the base loves because it gets the libruls all riled up. I’m surprised he didn’t work “redskins” or “injuns” into the mix. The deplorables are despicable.

    • stuckinthewoods

      That makes you a legitimate “red” Bolling, which is sometimes claimed locally to me….red Bollings, white Bollings, even blue Bollings.

      • Oh, Parker

        This was a 10 minute bike ride from the farm I grew up on which was owned by my great-grandmother. Her mother’s maiden name was Barnett, from this family line. Interesting story. I don’t know of another grave in the middle of the road anywhere.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlY_pszViP4
        I still drive past there from time to time. It looks odd with the new marker instead of the mound.

        • stuckinthewoods

          quite wonderful, thanks.

  • Boreal

    Where tRump would be if he hadn’t been born with a silver comb over in his mouth. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2ef1c8c25b4c78e212d19236998addac7ca76dead03f1886c0f91f0c9a3f3ca.jpg

    • Jonathan Smith

      why give him an upgrade?

  • Galvestonian

    …and they should ! I certainly hope that their are no longer any Republican American Indians or indeed anyone who found Mr. Trump’s slurs offensive.

    • Ninja0980

      They’d make excuses for it and talk about how Democrats are the real racists.

      • Jonathan Smith

        want to feed poor (black) people. Racist!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Jonathan Smith

      I can guarantee you, without any doubt in my mind, that Donald Trump thinks ANY brown people are the same person.
      there, fixed it for you

      • RoFaWh

        “All” is more grammatical than “any.”

    • Jack

      I’d be surprised if he’s heard of Sacagawea.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        He might recognize the name, because casinos are among the few places where dollar coins are used.

        • Jack

          Point well taken.

          Does he gamble?

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Well, he operated several casinos, and somehow he bankrupted them.
            The old saying that the house always wins has been rendered obsolete by President Fucking Genius.

  • gaycuckhubby
  • Boreal
    • Jim Gallagher-Barker

      Looks like Liz got her hands into Kathy Griffin’s prop department. /s

      • Boreal

        She also lives rent free in tRump’s head.

  • narutomania

    I would suggest that use of the name ‘Pocahontas’ has no place anywhere as a put-down, not even on the campaign trail.

    • thatotherjean

      It is the actual name of an historical person. Apart from people talking about her, it’s a put-down, yes.

      • RoFaWh

        According to a history of my mother’s family, we are descendants of Pocahontas via her son Thomas Rolfe, though the author of the history admits it’s just family lore with no documentary evidence in its favor.

        For a long time I thought that this claim must be true; why else would family lore bother with it? But a retired historian of my acquaintance who is familiar with Virginian folkways says that in Virginia everyone wants to be a descendant of Thomas Rolfe; it’s a status symbol to be one.

        And thus the “why” is supplied: status.

        • thatotherjean

          Well, she did have a son before she died, and a fair number of Virginians, and others, have traced their ancestry, more or less legitimately, back to her. Maybe you really are one of her descendants (and John Rolfe, who generally gets forgotten).

  • When an ethnically identified name is spat as an insult, as Donald keeps doing, of course it’s racist as fuck.

    I mean, what’s next? Calling some African American Dem “Senator Sambo?” Or calling Schumer “Hymie” or “Shylock”?

    The man is a fucking goddamned demented child and needs to be impeached or removed via 25th Amendment before he kills us all.

    • Jonathan Smith

      og, i would LOVE for him to call someone Senator Sambo and have them lose the vote for the next 20 years.

    • Halou

      The Congressional Black Caucus should all wear orange-face makeup the next time they meet him, see how long it takes for him to get the “joke”.

      • ChrisMorley

        Here’s some pointers from the Netherlands’ own racist traditions:

        ‘Black Pete’: extreme right appears to stoke Dutch divisions
        – Protestors against the ‘vestige of slavery’ featured in Christmas
        celebrations were blockaded on a motorway and an ‘action group’ invaded a school

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/28/black-pete-extreme-right-appears-to-stoke-dutch-divisions

        • Kruhn

          Spain has a similar problem with Beltzazar, one of the Three Wise men, who is usually portrayed as being black. In Spain, January 6th is a holiday and they have parades. Beltzazar is usually portrayed by a marcher in blackface.

          • I get the objection to blackface. Surely there are a few people in Spain of African descent who could march instead, but the purpose there is to represent Africa, Europe and Asia for the three wise men, not to mock black people as in the minstrel show tradition.

          • Kruhn

            That’s why I mentioned the blackface or did I forget to include it in my post?

  • TheManicMechanic

    It doesn’t belong ANYWHERE, not even the “campaign trail” you racist oaf.

  • Halou

    Let’s all refer to Trump as ‘Charles Manson’ from now on. See if he likes it.

  • Richard

    The WWII code talkers being honored should have walked out the minute the racist opened his mouth. The draft dodger shouldn’t even be allowed in the same room with these Honorable men.

    • Deliberately having the ceremony in front of the portrait of Andrew Jackson should’ve been reason enough to walk out.

      • Chucktech

        If that was deliberate, it was done by Trump’s handlers. There’s no way you can tell me Trump knows squat about Andrew Jackson.

        • thatotherjean

          Sure he does. As I said elsewhere, the song “The Battle of New Orleans, ” sung by Johnny Horton, was big in 1959, when Trump was a lad. You couldn’t miss it. But that’s all he knows about Andrew Jackson, except that he was President.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            And Jackson’s picture’s on those $20 bills little Donny took to the candy store to buy bubble gum. The shopkeeper had him convinced that ¢ and $ meant the same thing.

          • cleos_mom

            Bet he thinks you can use an alligator’s behind as a cannon.

      • kareemachan

        No shit.

    • I’ve been in awkward situations (even some on stage) where I just stood there because I couldn’t quite process what was happening. In hindsight they should have walked out, but at the time I understand why they had no idea what to do. People who are not rude usually have no quick response for people who are. It’s not something they prepare for and why would they?

  • Bambino

    To the individuals, groups, associations, organizations and institutions,
    This is to inform you that the highest office in the country and the residents who occupy it no longer deem as honorable and respectable.To avoid insults and humiliation, any invitation between your group and the White House and its current tenants should be avoided until further notice. The special counsel lead by Robert Mueller and his team are working very hard and diligently to restore the highest office back to its original form. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Jack

    I live in Western New York, not far from the Seneca Nation. I’m surprised I haven’t heard more outrage.

  • kareemachan

    How the hell did they get him to actually do this ceremony, anyway?

    • RoFaWh

      Told him it’s a presidential duty. Do it or have your pay withheld.

      • djcoastermark

        Pay was a no threat to him, instead they had to say “Do it or no din din for you!”

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      “There will be nonwhite people to condescend to. And you’ll get to use your Pocahantas line again.”

  • James

    Not much of a rip, tbh.

  • Gene Perry
  • RoFaWh

    Trump doesn’t seem to understand that the election is over and there is no “campaign trail” right now.

    But I guess he’s so busy playing golf that he doesn’t have time to figure out what the words “campaign” and “trail” mean in combination.

  • It’s bad enough that he insulted Native Americans, but to do it in front of men who used their native language to communicate in a way that the Axis powers had no wan of understanding (I’m imagining the code breakers trying to figure out what the fuck was going on while they were being yelled at by their superiors. There’s being yelled at, then there’s being yelled at in German, then there’s being yelled at by Nazi officers in German. It’s awful but also kind of funny. Never in a million years were they going to figure it out and even if they figured out that it was Navaho, they had no way of translating that into German or anything else. How dare he insult them like this. They saved who knows how many lives by allowing the Allies to communicate in a way that could not be intercepted. Bloody brilliant it was.)

    • wmforr

      “You were here before all of us.” He said that like it was a new fact some aide just told him.

    • jerry

      They were used almost exclusively in the Pacific Theater during WWII…so it was mainly the Japanese who were never able to break the code.

      • You are right. I need to go back and read about this part of history again. It’s obviously been too long.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I can’t even imagine what that must have been like. It would be akin to a celebration of Stonewall and having the president say “you know, Barney Frank was a fag..” Just insane.

  • olandp

    The only person ever honored by Donald Trump is Donald Trump, and it is a really shitty honor.

    • ted-

      “…Shitty honor for a shitty motherfucking orange piece of shit asshole.”

      Fixed it for you. 🙂

  • Yeah, I thought about just letting this one go, but, Ok. Scott Brown was the one who had earlier attacked Elizabeth Warren over her heritage. Trump wasn’t creative enough to come up with it on his own. So…’

    A) I’m not thrilled with White men having the power to decide who is and who isn’t Native. Period.
    B) There’s a sad history of White men setting a standard of who is “White” in order to exclude those of us who aren’t. This measurement is through blood quantum, with labels, like “octaroon,” for someone who is 1/8th Black–but the real idea is, a single drop of Black blood “pollutes” your Whiteness in this model.
    C) However, for Native Americans, the concern was about weaseling out of Treaties and th the promises made by the federal government. If the feds declare you not to be Native, then there’s no need to recognize hunting and fishing rights, and other resources–like education and health care, two of the requirements of every single one of the 471 treaties with Native Nations. The feds set this as a standard of 1/4–but actually, 1/4 of A federally recognized tribe (so–if you have a 4/4 (full blood) grandparent, you’d be 1/4.–but if you had grandparents who were both 1/2, you’d still be 1/4. BUT if you are (as is common in the Pacific NW, someone who is 1/8th Yakama, 1/a8th Skokomish, 1/8th Nisqually, 1/8th Makah–you’d be 1/2 Native, but you wouldn’t be 1/4 of A federally recognized tribe. So you wouldn’t be officially Native, or at least not enough to qualify for resources. Many Native Nations have chosen to take control of their enrollment procedures–of how they decide to issue a tribal ID.
    D) Just so, some of them–including the Cherokee and the Delaware–the two Sen. Warren claims as her heritage–have eliminated blood quantum as a requirement.
    E) Going back to Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears, many Native people of mixed heritage, tried to hide their roots so they wouldn’t have their land stolen and be marched at gun point by federal troops to “Indian Territory” which is what became the state of Oklahoma. That’s why so many soutehrn White families will have “stories” of having Native ancestry, but they often don’t even know the tribe, because their elders scpent generations covering up that history, fearful of being “discovered” and sent away. A Cherokee elder told me the term “White Trash” originally meant someone of White and Cherokee origin. The bottom line–there are many American families who have difficulty documenting their history, having spent generations burying it.

    Blah–I wanna go have a martini and not have to think about Trump any more.

    • Scott_Lumry

      Have two. You deserve them.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Thank you, Ty.

    • I grew up 10 miles from Oklahoma. When I was a kid (and I’m not that much younger than Warren) everybody had a family story that they were part native American. Almost none of those stories are true. That’s what Warren was told and she had no reason not to believe it. She never used it for admission or job application purposes but did list it on a diversity form after she was hired at Harvard. The claim that she lied to get into college as a minority is an outright lie.

      Note: my own family has a similar story. So far as I can tell, it’s not true. There are some dead ends in my family tree so it’s possible, but highly unlikely. Most of what I was told wasn’t true, btw. The truth was far more interesting but it only takes one generation that doesn’t give a crap and all that history is lost.

  • JCF
  • Larry Ft Pierce

    This prank could very well be the worst he has committed since the start of this nightmare.

  • Larry Ft Pierce