White House denies Trump made slur with 'Pocahontas' remark

Navajo code talker Peter Mac Donald speaks during an event hosted by President Donald Trump honoring the Native American code talkers in the Oval Office of the White House

White House denies Trump made slur with 'Pocahontas' remark

President Donald Trump on Monday used an Oval Office ceremony to honor Native American war heroes to make divisive comments about a USA senator whose Native heritage he has made a point to mock.

"I just want to thank you because you're very, very special people", Trump said to the men who were recruited into the U.S. Marine Corps to transmit tactics and vital information in a language that was then incomprehensible to America's World War II enemies.

"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said standing in the Oval Office, The Hill reports. But his comments took an unexpected turn-to the Democratic senator from MA.

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here". They call her Pocahontas.' in reference to his nickname for Sen. But you know what? "The campaign email, which included a donate button, also said that the comments distract from President Trump's tax plan and its breaks for billionaires and giant corporations".

And as if all this weren't insult enough, Oglala Lakota journalist and Native Sun News Today publisher Tim Giago cited Trump's tone of voice. "Our country deserves better than this".

"I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career".

"I don't believe it is appropriate to use a racial slur in any context".

"I don't think it is a racist term, I don't think that was his intent", Sanders said.

Instead, the comments have drawn the wrath of one Indigenous organisation and Senator Warren has accused the President of making a racial slur. Warren warned Friday, June 16, that President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are preparing to deliver “a knockout blow” to the nation's middle-class. "It hasn't worked out in the past, it isn't going to work out in the future", Warren told MSNBC.

Look, is it amusing that Warren once claimed Native American heritage?

Genealogist Chris Child of the New England Historic Society looked into Warren's background and found a document stating that she has a great-great-great-grandmother who is Native American, which would make her 1/32 Cherokee, NPR reported.

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