Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) complained on Monday when President Trump referred to her as “Pocahontas,” despite her long history of falsely claiming to have Native American ancestry.
“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 told MSNBC on Monday.
“In an Oval Office event honoring World War II Navajo code talkers on Monday, Trump issued a joke at Warren’s expense,” Breitbart News reported.
“We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her ‘Pocahontas’,” the president said.
Monday afternoon, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” to describe Warren, and Sanders hit back at Warren:
Reporter: “Does [Trump] see political value in calling people out racially?”
Sanders: “I think that Sen. Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career.” pic.twitter.com/qvRA06zEOR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 27, 2017
Sanders is correct in her assertion, as Breitbart News has documented extensively over the past five years, since the issue first became public in 2012.
In May 2012, Breitbart News reported there is zero credible evidence–either documentary or genetic–that supports Warren’s claim of Native American ancestry. Warren has offered no evidence in the subsequent five years.
Trump’s reference to Warren as “Pocahontas” came on the same day her allies at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau–an independent agency of questionable constitutionality established in the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill, largely on the basis of academic research conducted by Warren herself–orchestrated a power grab in an attempt to thwart his appointment of OMB director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of an agency described by many conservatives as “out-of-control.” full story