Trump mocks political rival calling her Pocahontas

Native American Leader Slams Trump For 'Culturally Insensitive' Pocahontas Remark

Families of Navajo war veterans say they're dumbfounded that President Donald Trump took a political jab at a US senator at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers. And to put in a slur that has become racial - Pocahontas - didn't belong there.

Warren, who is running for reelection in 2018, sent an email to supporters on Monday night saying, "You might have heard that Donald Trump likes to call me 'Pocahontas.' He does it on Twitter, at rallies, and even in official White House meetings".

The National Congress of American Indians "cannot and will not stand silent when our Native ancestors, cultures and histories are used in a derogatory manner for political gain", said its executive director, Jacqueline Pata.

"The President certainly (has) an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals, which is why he spent time. honoring them today", she continued.

When asked to justify the "offensive" statement at the press conference that followed the event on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders redirected, stating, "I think what people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to further her career".

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How does Donald Trump keep finding new ways to embarrass the nation? "You were here long before any of us were here".

On Monday, several Navajo Code Talkers were invited to the White House for a recognition ceremony tied to Native American Heritage Month.

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".

Instead, the comments have drawn the wrath of one Indigenous organisation and Senator Warren has accused the President of making a racial slur. "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up".

Following his "Pocahontas" comment, Trump said: "But you know what? It is not going to work in the future". "The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy", Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said. She was ultimately unable to prove she was Native American.

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