Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fundraises off of Trump's 'Pocahontas' Jab

President Donald Trump right meets with Navajo Code Talkers Peter MacDonald center and Thomas Begay left in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Monday Nov. 27 2017

Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" during a White House event Monday honoring Native American code talkers who served in World War II. When anchor Alisyn Camerota asked whether it amounted to an ethnic slur, he said yes. Warren's claim of having Native American heritage.

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

"I just want to thank you because you're very, very special people".

After telling CNN's New Day that Trump's use of "Pocahontas" was obviously a "racial slur", Begaye appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle, and once again asserted that Trump had used prejudicial language.

Native American leaders fired back at President Donald Trump's reference to Sen.

Warren said Tuesday that all Trump "had to do was make it through the ceremony".

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"Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers, whose bravery, skill & tenacity helped secure our decisive victory over tyranny & oppression during WWII", McCain tweeted. "They call her [Elizabeth Warren] 'Pocahontas, '" he said. "Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago".

"I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about heritage to advance her career", Sanders said.

Warren, from MA, has a long record of sparring with Trump and later said that it was "deeply unfortunate" that the "president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honouring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur".

The statement goes on to encourage the focus to remain on the Code Talkers and their contributions to defending the United States. "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up. The campaign email, which included a donate button, also said that the comments distract from President Trump's tax plan and its breaks for billionaires and giant corporations". "It is not going to work in the future".

Navajo Nation Council delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty cited the event as the "latest example of systemic, deep-seated ignorance" about Native Americans. "The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy", Begaye said.

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