By rough estimates Donald Trump has referred to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” 26 times, the 27th came this week. Trump stood in the Oval Office with 3 veteran WWII Navajo Code Talkers, it was supposed to be a ceremony honouring their military service. The pride of right wing America connected colouring book dots, so pleased with himself for equating Native American veterans with Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren. Simultaneously creaming his pants while patting himself on the back, Trump simpered –
“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”
Turning to the veterans, Trump said “but do you know what? I like you.”
WTF! “But do you know what? I like you”. That’s how a world leader honours veterans? Never mind the peculiar photo-op staging, the jury still deliberates whether Trump thought it hysterical or was oblivious to parading Navajo veterans in front of an Andrew Jackson portrait. (Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, a nasty piece of legislation intended to strip native Americans of land rights) But hey, Trump “likes” these veterans, unlike his wrath for Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Democrat Senator who admittedly listed herself a minority of native American descent in the Association of American Law Schools directory – right wing media lost their minds. How dare she advance her career by claiming so much as a snippet of minority blood!
All the quibbling in the world can’t justify Donald Trump calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”. Only the vilest of human beings would do so in a formal ceremony honouring war heroes. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied Pocahontas a racial slur, insisting the public focus on Trump’s “intent” rather than his words. “Intent” to what? Are we supposed to praise President Putz for graciously liking some native Americans, drink White House Kool-Aid spiked with mind numbing froth of a madman?
Deplorable ignorance runs in the family. Ever so reasoned Eric Trump tweeted – “The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie ‘Pocahontas’) inferring that the name is ‘offensive, is truly staggering.” Stop, I can’t take it!
Forget Russia, I want to know why Americans aren’t marching on Washington in protest of Trump’s racist conduct. He promised to drain the swamp, all he’s done is create a quagmire of disparaging hypocrisy. Please America, stop clucking from the comforts of home long enough to see what’s happening.