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

Posted November 29, 2017

I want to build a wall around the White House that doesn't allow anyone of color inside, because once inside we can't keep you safe.

Addressing Native American veterans, Trump repeated a taunt about Democratic senator named Elizabeth Warren, a political opponent who he refers to as "Pocahontas".

Keel also called on the president to refrain from invoking Pocahontas in a way that "denigrates the legacy" of the 17th century Pamunkey woman, born Matoaka, who is credited with helping foster relations between Virginia tribes and early British colonizers. She needs to work harder on her husband's penchant for name calling including "dummy", "clown", "low-class slob", "loser", "liar", "crooked Hillary", "crazy Bernie", "little Marco", "Pocahontas", and many more disparaging names for his critics. Why did he feel the need to say something that is offensive to many people while honoring the Navajo code talkers?

The White House has jumped in to defend US President Donald Trump over comments denigrating a Democrat Senator as "Pocahontas".

"Pocahontas is a real person", Begaye continued. "And from the heart, from the absolute heart, we appreciate what you've done, how you've done it, the bravery that you displayed, and the love that you have for your country".

A former White House ethics chief has warned Donald Trump "accountability is coming" after the US President used a racial slur during an event to honour Native Americans. "I like you - you are special people". "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history". When anchor Alisyn Camerota asked whether it amounted to an ethnic slur, he said yes.

Warren fired back at Trump's dig on MSNBC, saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur".

Trump's nickname references the false claim to Native American ancestry Warren staked during her academic career. Warren's claim of having Native American heritage.