Whoo-wee. Even the Native American community is getting sick and tired of Senator Elizabeth Warren and her die hard claims of a Cherokee ancestry. They don’t want her fake smile as the face of their people, and they have reportedly asked her to stop with the lies.
Warren was recognized as the “first minority female faculty member” after the Senator applied as a Native American. She must identify as transracial.
Jesse Watters was joined by REAL Cherokee native Rebecca Nagle. She said, “As a mixed Native woman, I get to relive the stereotypes that Warren perpetuates every day.”
“I’m not ‘part-Cherokee’, I am Cherokee,” she continued, “[We’re] not bit fractions of imagined Indians that used to exist. [Warren should] take responsibility for her false claim.”
Watters pointed out that Trump too has called out Warren for claiming Cherokee ancestry.
“I call her Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas,” he recently said. “She’s a hopeless case.”
However, Nagle also criticized Trump for using Pocahontas’ name in a political discussion, saying that the Powhatan princess is not the Disney character many people know.
She said Pocahontas was kidnapped by English settlers and died at 21.
Warren’s senatorial election opponent, Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai (I-Mass.), who is an immigrant from India, has played off her claims, calling himself the “real” Indian in the race.
I do not think that it is such a big deal that Trump refers to Warren as Pocahontas, as it is simply in banter. No one looks at Pocahontas any differently.
In 2017, Ayyadurai posted photos of an Amazon shipping receipt for a DNA test he sent to Warren’s Cambridge address as a birthday gift.
Ayyadurai said Warren later sent the package back “return-to-sender.”
— Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD. Inventor of Email (@va_shiva) July 2, 2017
Looks to me like SOMEONE can’t face the music.
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