Trump at event honoring Native American code talkers: “We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” pic.twitter.com/ajwUxdweDu
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 27, 2017
Trump trolling Fauxcahontas at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers is pure trolling gold.
“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”
Turning to the veterans, Trump said “but do you know what? 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.
What’s even better is that Warren took the bait:
“This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country,” Warren said later on MSNBC. “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.”
Not to be outdone:
But Trump’s top spokeswoman defended his comment, saying “Pocahontas” is not a racial slur.
“I think what most people find offensive is Sen. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.