Native Americans Outraged Over Trump 'Pocahontas' Comments

Native Americans Outraged Over Trump 'Pocahontas' Comments

Native Americans Outraged Over Trump 'Pocahontas' Comments

"Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago".

Standing in front of a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, who famously oversaw the forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation that resulted in thousands of deaths, Trump told the group, "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people".

Warren, who is running for reelection in 2018, sent an email to supporters on Monday night saying, "You might have heard that Donald Trump likes to call me 'Pocahontas.' He does it on Twitter, at rallies, and even in official White House meetings".

Despite the controversy surrounding her heritage, Warren told CNN she considered Trump's name-calling a "racial slur" and she "really couldn't believe" the comment. "They call her Pocahontas". "Pocahontas" - during a White House event to honor Navajo code talkers. She was ultimately unable to prove she was Native American. 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.

Begaye said Trump's remark was "uncalled for". "I like you - you are special people".

However he revived the nickname during a speech he gave at the White House honouring those Navajo veterans who'd served as code talkers in the military.

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"It's really hard to say that a DNA test would be able to identify how much Native American ancestry a person has", Garrison told the Washington Post.

Dine Code Talkers secretary Debra Klecan posted on Facebook that the White House ceremony was the first time she had ever heard disparaging comments made against the Code Talkers.

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

"I don't think that it is [a racial slur] and I don't think that was the President's intent", Sanders said.

The line of attack of Warren's ancestry goes back to 2012, during her senatorial campaign, when it was revealed that she had listed herself as a minority while working at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School.

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