"Pocahontas" Not a Racial Slur, Says Prominent White Expert

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"Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago", he added. "As a white person, I think I'm in a better position to know about this stuff".

Trump did not refer to Warren directly, but "Pocahontas" is his preferred insult for the MA senator, who has said she has Cherokee ancestors.

Ms Warren was first called Pocahontas by Donald Trump in May 2016, when he was running for office.

Norm Eisen, who served as Barack Obama's Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform, shared a video of the moment Mr Trump branded Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas".

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Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American woman, born around 1595, known for her involvement with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

United States President Donald Trump on Monday cracked a Pocahontas joke during an event which was created to honour Native American veterans in the White House's Oval Office.

Begaye also said that Trump's language "kind of ruined the whole ceremony" but that Native Americans are "still holding our heads high" and will "continue to outlive any kind of racial remarks". "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history".

HUCKABEE SANDERS: What most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career. Warren says she did this to try to meet people of similar heritage.

During an appearance on MSNBC, Warren responded by saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur". When anchor Alisyn Camerota asked whether it amounted to an ethnic slur, he said yes. Warren warned Friday, June 16, that President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are preparing to deliver “a knockout blow” to the nation's middle-class. "It hadn't worked in the past, it is not gonna work in the future".

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