On Tuesday while talking to Navajo code talkers at the White House, President Trump ripped Sen. Elizabeth Warren for misrepresenting her heritage and called her “Pocahontas.”
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time … longer than you — they call her Pocahontas!” said President Trump.
Once upon a time Warren bragged about her grandfather’s “high cheek bones” as she tried to claim she had Native heritage to help her land a job at Harvard. After being called Pocahontas, Trump quickly took to CNN and played the victim card.
Per Daily Wire:
Warren “couldn’t believe” he would take the moment to highlight her infamous claim about her heritage, something she and her allies in the MSM would rather avoid addressing, particularly in light of her anticipated 2020 run.
“There he was, at a ceremony to honor Native Americans, men who have really put it all on the line to save American lives, to save lives of people, our allies, during World War II, really amazing people. And President Trump couldn’t even make it through a ceremony to honor these men without throwing in a racial slur,” Warren told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Luckily there was an actual descendent of Pocahontas to clear up the issue.
In a September interview, Debbie “White Dove” Porreco said that Trump calling the senator Pocahontas was not offensive: “I know that he uses ‘Pocahontas’ sometimes with Elizabeth Warren,” she said. “He said, ‘well does that offend you when I use that?’ And I told him no, it doesn’t offend me.”
“If Pocahontas were alive today, she would be very proud of President Trump,” she added. “Just like Pocahontas was a heroine, Donald Trump is going to be our hero.”
To take things a step further, a Tuesday report by Daily Wire confirmed that not one of the Native Americans were offended by Trump calling her Pocahontas:
CNN political analyst Joshua Green met with Thomas Begay – one of the veterans honored at the event – who said that while he was puzzled by the comment, he was not offended by it.
“The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes, and that didn’t offend me either,” Begay said.
How much of a Native American is Elizabeth Warren? Per The Atlantic in 2011 it comes from an “unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee.”