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Eric Trump Defends Father’s ‘Pocahontas’ Racial Slur. It Did Not Go Well.


Eric Trump Defends Father’s ‘Pocahontas’ Racial Slur. It Did Not Go Well.

Eric Trump on Tuesday defended his father’s usage of the racial slur “Pocahontas” to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a White House event honoring Native American veterans a day earlier.

“The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie ‘Pocahontas’) inferring that the name is ‘offensive’ is truly staggering to me,” Eric Trump tweeted Tuesday.

During the event honoring three Navajos who helped the U.S. Marine Corps develop a secret code during WWII, Trump said: “You were here long before any of us were here.”

“Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” he added.

Eric Trump, 33, appeared to be referring to ABC News White House correspondent Johnathan Karl, who asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday about Trump’s racial slur: “Why did he feel the need to say something that is offensive to many people while honoring the Navajo code talkers, these genuine American heroes?”

Sanders defended Trump’s use of the term, saying the term “Pocahontas” isn’t a racial slur.

“The reference is using a historic American Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that’s an insult to all American Indians,” said John Norwood, the general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes.

Norwood said Trump should “stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents.”

Sen. Warren also fired back at Trump, condemning him for using a “racial slur.”

“It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can’t even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur,” she said.
Twitter users responded to Eric Trump’s failed attempt to defend his father’s deeply offensive racial remarks:

One Twitter user came prepared to break it all down for Eric:


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