Trump jabs 'Pocahontas' Warren at event for Native Americans

Published on Monday, 27 November 2017 21:39
Written by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American veterans Monday to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as “Pocahontas.”

Trump welcomed three Navajo code talkers from World War II to the Oval Office. He called them “incredible” and “very special people.”

During remarks praising their service, Trump said: “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.”

The Republican president has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator for claims she has made about being part Native American.

Native American leaders have called Trump’s past attacks on Warren offensive and distasteful. Some Democrats have called the remark racist.

Warren quickly denounced Trump’s comments.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Monday, 27 November 2017 21:39. Updated: Monday, 27 November 2017 21:41.