Trump calls Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at event honoring Native Americans
President Trump revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Monday.
Trump told the veterans:
“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.”
After making the crack, Trump turned to one of the Navajo code talkers, who served in World War II, and said: “But you know what? I like you. Because you are special. You are special people, you are really incredible people.”
Sarah Sanders’ responded to reporters during the White House press briefing Monday to questions regarding the President’s comments.
“I think Sen. Warren was very offensive when she lied about something to advance her career. I don’t understand why no one is asking about that.”
Warren fired back.
“Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he’s going to shut me up with it,” Warren said on MSNBC.
“It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur,” she added.
Well Pocahontas, it’s also deeply troubling that a Senator would lie about their heritage to further their career.