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Navajo Nation President on Trump's 'Pocahontas' Quip: 'Inappropriate' to Use 'Racial Slur'

Navajo Nation President on Trump's 'Pocahontas' Quip: 'Inappropriate' to Use 'Racial Slur'

Families of Navajo war veterans say they're dumbfounded that President Donald Trump took a political jab at a USA senator at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers.

Reports state that while Trump was talking to the three veterans, he stood beneath a portrait of controversial president Andrew Jackson - who ordered the forced removal of Native Americans from their ancestral land, causing the death of thousands belonging to the community. He frequently called her that throughout his presidential campaign and claimed that she was lying about her genealogy, saying it was "racist" and that she should be fact-checked. What a shame for our country! During an appearance on MSNBC, Warren responded by saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur". "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said in the Oval Office. "I like you, because you are special".

"I don't believe it is appropriate to use a racial slur in any context".

Trump praised the Code Talkers at the White House on Monday.




After Trump made his Pocahontas reference, he tried to pivot back to the topic at hand: "But you know what", he added, placing his hand on the shoulder of one of the code talkers, "I like you".

Ms Warren told NBC Mr Trump's comments were "deeply unfortunate". Warren says she did this to try to meet people of similar heritage.

After telling CNN's New Day that Trump's use of "Pocahontas" was obviously a "racial slur", Begaye appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle, and once again asserted that Trump had used prejudicial language. "Senator Warren was offensive when she lied about something to advance her career". "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up. It is not going to work in the future". Scott Brown (R), the Boston Herald found that she was listed as a "minority law teacher" in law school directories from the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.


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