Fauxcahontas, otherwise known as Senator Elizabeth Warren, falsely accused Donald Trump of using a racial slur.
I like Fauxcahontas as a name for Elizabeth Warren better than Pocahontas because it emphasizes her deceit in claiming to be native American. But even though Pocahontas was a real native American in history, Disney popularized a fictional version of her.
Using the name of a famous fictional Indian to point out Warren’s dishonesty is in no way a racial slur.
The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Warren: Trump Will Not Silence Me by Using a ‘Racial Slur’ Like ‘Pocahontas.’”
Trump has said he calls Warren “Pocahontas” in reference to her unsubstantiated claim to Cherokee heritage.
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