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Trump calls Democrat Senator ‘Pocahontas’ – again


U.S President Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to use what many call a racial slur in reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.

“Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Friday morning.

Warren, who has said in the past that she has Cherokee blood, has been the focus of Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ attacks in the past.

Trump has referenced Warren by that name a number of times including on the campaign trail in 2016.

It’s a name Indigenous peoples oppose for sexualizing Indigenous women and turning them into a cartoon character.

Terrill Tailfeathers, from the Blood Tribe south of Calgary, called on Twitter to act.

“Please report this tweet for targeting a race,” he tweeted.

Barbara Low, a Mi’kmaq woman from Nova Scotia, followed suit.

“I reported. Asking followers to do the same. @Twitter are you listening? #IndigenousPeoples are on this platform too.”

American actor George Takei also took their side.

“1) You’re a racist. 2) You want to investigate political opponents like a tinpot dictator. 3) When are you resigning? Asking for a country.”

Warren responded with a shot of her own.

“You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail.”

Mueller is Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading the probe into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election.

Meanwhile, three days ago, Trump declared November National Native American Heritage Month.

“During National Native American Month we honor and celebrate the first Americans and recognize their contributions and sacrifices,” Trump said in the proclamation.

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2 Responses to “Trump calls Democrat Senator ‘Pocahontas’ – again”

    Cat McDonald November 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    Do you think that he even realizes that calling this continent’s Indigenous peoples “the first Americans” is offensive and inaccurate?

    Tina E. Morin November 4, 2017 at 12:03 am #

    The man is just a raving racist. We are suffering down here under his idiotic rule.