Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom I fondly refer to as Fauxcahontas (because she claims to be a Native American but we all know she isn’t), was put on blast by President Donald Trump on Monday. He called her “Pocahontas” at an event for Native American Code Talkers, who served in World War II.
“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump continued, “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”
“But do you know what?” Trump asked the veterans, “I like you.”
The president made the remark in the Oval Office standing beside three Navajos who helped the U.S. Marine Corps develop a secret code during WWII.
The three Code Talkers did not react to Trump’s remark.
Trump has repeatedly used the derisive nickname to refer to Warren, poking fun at her claim of Native American heritage.
“This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country,” Warren whined, “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.”
Calling someone “Pocahontas” is not a racial slur though. She is just embarrassed that she was called out about faking being an Indian.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “I think what most people find offensive is Sen. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career.”
Trump during the event also referred to White House chief of staff John Kelly as “chief.”
“He’s the general and the chief,” the president said. “I said, how good were these code talkers? He said, ‘Sir, you have no idea. You have no idea how great they were.’ ”
Warren was challenged by Senate GOP candidate Shiva Ayyadurai (a real Indian) to take a DNA test. However, Warren declined. I wonder why…
“Well, I think only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian,” he said, “I sent her a DNA test kit for her birthday, and I was very sad that she returned it.”