Donald Trump Actually Referred To Elizabeth Warren As 'Pocahontas' While Honoring Native American Veterans, And Everyone Is Disgusted

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets members of the Native American code talkers during an event in the Oval Office of the White House, on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump stated, "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." in reference to his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. World War II Navajo Code Talker and Iwo Jima survivor Thomas Begay is one of the last surviving code talkers. (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Actually Referred To Elizabeth Warren As 'Pocahontas' While Honoring Native American Veterans, And Everyone Is Disgusted

Press secretary Sarah Sanders denied it was a racial slur.

Published November 27th

Just when you thought President Trump had finally reached his limit when it comes to offensive remarks, he raised the bar while simultaneously disgusting the nation. 

On Monday, President Donald Trump held an event at the White House, wherein he honored Native American veterans of World War II.

  1. During an event for veteran Navajo code talkers, Trump said there was a member of congress called 'Pocahontas,' most likely in reference to Senator Elizabeth Warren

    "You're very, very special people. 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. But you know what, I like you," Trump said to the Navajo Code Talkers.

  2. If you're unfamiliar with Trump's history of calling Sen. Warren Pocahontas, here it is in a nutshell:

    While running for Senate in 2012, Warren's opponent and Republican incumbent Scott Brown created ads attacking Warren for her claims of being Native American. Although no official documents have been found to prove Warren's purported heritage, she's maintained her family stories prove her Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage.

    This was further called into question when Brown accused Warren of citing her self-proclaimed Native American heritage to further her career when she applied to jobs at Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Although there is no proof she ever checked a box citing she was Native American on her application, she was listed as a minority in the American Association of Law Schools directory, reported the Washington Post.

    While campaigning for president in 2016, Trump often referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" as a dig at her controversial history. 

  3. Although this is not the first time Trump has referred to Warren as Pocahontas, many found the setting highly offensive
  4. The situation became even worse when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attempted to downplay the racial slur
  5. At the end of the day, both Trump and Sanders were criticized for the comment and lack of accountability

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

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