President Uses Native American Racial Slur To Describe Senator Elizabeth Warren At Event Honoring Native American WWII Veterans

 In Racism   Last Updated: December 1, 2017

On Monday November 27, 2017, President Trump held an event to honor Navajo tribe war veterans for helping the U.S. military with coded language to communicate strategic information during World War II that could not be deciphered by the Japanese or Germans.

During the ceremony, President Trump stated “we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago…they call her Pocahontas.”

The Native American Journalists Association responded to Trump’s remarks by stating “when the president uses the name of Pocahontas as a pejorative with the intent to insult, it becomes a racial slur.”

 

 

Dan Merica. "At a Navajo veterans' event, Trump makes 'Pocahontas' crack." CNN, 28 November 2017. Web. 01 December 2017.
Felicia Fonseca. "AP Explains: How Trump's Pocahontas remark can be offensive." Associated Press. ABC News, 28 November 2017. Web. 01 December 2017.
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