Monday, President Trump welcomed the Navajo code talkers into the White House to honor them for their service during the World War II. Anyhow, his gratitude was overshadowed by a remark he made about one member of Congress.
“I just want to thank you because you’re very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump stated. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”
The remark was probably about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who Trump has previously called “Pocahontas.”
“It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur,” Warren stated as a response to his comment during an MSNBC interview.
Shortly after the ceremony, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press briefing, in which she said Warren’s retort a “ridiculous response.”
She pointe out that President Trump’s reference to Pocahontas wasn’t intended to be a racist comment adding that it’s never appropriate for president or anyone else to make a “racial slur.”
“I think the president certainly finds an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals, which is why he brought them and invited them to come to the White House and spent time with them, recognizing them and honoring them today,” Sanders said.
Sanders noted that if we talk about Warren’s background, the “most offensive thing” has been Warren “lying about her heritage to advance her career.”
“I don’t understand why no one’s asking about that question and why that isn’t constantly covered,” she said.
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