During a White House ceremony to acknowledge Native American code talkers that served in the U.S. Military, President Trump could not help himself and took a hilarious swipe at liberal U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
“You were here long before any of us were here…Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”-President Donald Trump
Warren has been one of Trump’s biggest critics and outright called him a racist, so Trump in turn pegged her “Pocahontas” for lying about her Native American heritage during her 2012 senatorial campaign against then-Senator Scott Brown (R).
Warren claimed that she was of Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage, but could not prove that she was, nor did she even attempt to disprove her detractors and critics.
This is what Trump once said about Warren during the 2016 presidential election cycle:
“Pocahontas is not happy, she’s not happy. She’s the worst. You know, Pocahontas — I’m doing such a disservice to Pocahontas, it’s so unfair to Pocahontas — but this Elizabeth Warren, I call her ‘goofy,’ Elizabeth Warren, she’s one of the worst senators in the entire United States Senate.”-Donald Trump in Virgina ,June 10, 2016
Shortly after the president made the remark, Pocahontas, I mean Senator Warren, responded by playing the race card.
“This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country,…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.”–Sen. Elizabeth Warren