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Trump Tweets ‘Pocahontas’ Racist Slur 3 Days After Proclaiming National Native American Heritage Month

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Trump Tweets ‘Pocahontas’ Racist Slur 3 Days After Proclaiming National Native American Heritage Month




Donald Trump on Friday repeated one of his favorite political slurs from the campaign trail, referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” in reference to her self-proclaimed Native American background. The insult comes just three days after Trump proclaimed November National Native American Heritage Month.

Trump tweeted Friday, “Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.”

In an interview with Fox News in June 2016, Trump said he regretted calling Warren Pocahontas: “I do regret calling her Pocahontas because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas. So to Pocahontas, I would like to apologise to you.”




“I am very proud of my heritage,” Warren told NPR in 2012. “These are my family stories. This is what my brothers and I were told by my mom and my dad, my mammaw and my pappaw. This is our lives. And I’m very proud of it.”

In her 2014 memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren said: “I never questioned my family’s stories or asked my parents for proof or documentation. What kid would? … I was stunned by the attacks. How do you prove who you are? My brothers and I knew who we were. We knew our family stories.”

“But the Republicans demanded documentation and, back at the turn of the century, nobody in my family had registered any tribal affiliation. In Oklahoma, that was pretty common. But knowing who you are is one thing, and proving who you are is another.”

In response to Friday’s attacks, Warren fired back:




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