President Trump today once again called Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” for no other reason than to make a racial joke, at an event at the White House honoring Native American “code talkers” who fought in World War II.
“You were here long before any of us were here.” Trump said, referring to the Native American vets standing next to him, continuing with, “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” Fortunately absolutely no one laughed at this horribly ill timed joke. You can see the live event in the footage below, from the White House, along with other clips and posts.
MOMENTS AGO: Pres. Trump at White House event honoring Navajo code talkers, makes joke about "Pocahontas" Sen. Elizabeth Warren. pic.twitter.com/PgdhbxBrfT
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 27, 2017
In front of Andrew Jackson portrait, Trump says to Navajo guests in Oval Office that “we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas."
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 27, 2017
Trump is holding this event honouring Native American code talkers, and insulting Warren as "Pocahontas," in front of a portrait of president Andrew Jackson, who signed the Indian Removal Act. pic.twitter.com/UoJpoOsoNC
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 27, 2017