Trump calls Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honoring Native American vets

Trump calls Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honoring Native American vets

Trump calls Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honoring Native American vets

The White House, however, denied that Trump's remarks were a racial slur and said that what was actually offensive was Warren "lying" about her Native American origins. "Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago".

I want to build a wall around the White House that doesn't allow anyone of color inside, because once inside we can't keep you safe.

Trump did not refer to Warren directly, but "Pocahontas" is his preferred insult for the MA senator, who has said she has Cherokee ancestors. "They call her Pocahontas".

On Monday, several Navajo Code Talkers were invited to the White House for a recognition ceremony tied to Native American Heritage Month. She was ultimately unable to prove she was Native American.

Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" during a White House event Monday honoring Native American code talkers who served in World War II.

He then went on to address the Navajos and said: "But you know what, I like you".

Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr
Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr

"I've seen men and women of all ages break down in tears in honor and in awe of meeting them in person and they subsequently share their personal or family stories about how the Code Talkers affected their lives".

Trump held the ceremony hosting the Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office, where a large portrait of Jackson was hung, who in 1830, signed the Indian Removal Act, which led to the forced removal, relocation and deaths of thousands of Native Americans. "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history".

"I don't think that it is [a racial slur] and I don't think that was the President's intent", Sanders said. Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career.

Warren fired back at Trump's dig on MSNBC, saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur".

In 2012, she was under scrutiny for her alleged Native American heritage as she listed herself as a minority in the directory of law professors, the Boston Globe reports.

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