Elizabeth Warren Fundraises Off Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Insult

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"The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy", said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. "But you know what, I like you".

Trump, during the meeting with three ageing Navajo "code talkers" who helped keep allied operations secret during World War II, chose to throw etiquette out of the window and attacked a Democratic Party rival - Elizabeth Warren - by calling her Pocahontas. "Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time, longer than you, they call her 'Pocahontas'". But, you Honor and Respect them with a...racist, derogatory comment about Pocahontas. Why did he feel the need to say something that is offensive to many people while honoring the Navajo code talkers? "This is a young lady, a Native American woman that played a critical role in the life of this nation, and to use that person in that way is unnecessary and is being culturally insensitive".

Trump, who has identified Warren as "Pocahontas" before, made the remark during a ceremony Monday recognizing Native American code talkers who served during World War II.

In closing, the Caucasian said that accusing Trump of intentionally offending the Navajos was absurd. "I like you - you are special people".

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A former White House ethics chief has warned Donald Trump "accountability is coming" after the US President used a racial slur during an event to honour Native Americans. "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history".

Naturally, the majority of the questions during Monday's White House Press briefing were about Trump's use of "Pocahantas", instead of tax reform or other pressing issues.

HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think that is a ridiculous response. "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career", Sanders told reporters.

She also defended the decision to honor the Navajo veterans near a portrait of Andrew Jackson, who is widely reviled by Native Americans.

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