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Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony

29 November 2017

A statement from the Navajo Nation president is urging the focus remain on the Code Talkers honored at the White House Monday, instead of a controversial remark from President Donald Trump. When anchor Alisyn Camerota asked whether it amounted to an ethnic slur, he said yes.

She also defended the decision to honor the Navajo veterans near a portrait of Andrew Jackson, who is widely reviled by Native Americans.

She told the Associated Press in 2012 that her parents told her (and her siblings) that they had Native American heritage.

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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.

Warren referred to the jab as a "racial slur" and the "very worst of gutter politics".

How does Donald Trump keep finding new ways to embarrass the nation? Democratic Senator Tom Udall, who represents New Mexico, said that the ceremony showed just how low Mr Trump could go.

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"You were here long before any of us were here - although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago".

On Monday, several Navajo Code Talkers were invited to the White House for a recognition ceremony tied to Native American Heritage Month. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty on Monday called Trump's comment "deeply offensive and risky". Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career.

"It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur".

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"This moment in history won't overshadow the contribution the Code Talkers made and continue to make to our nation", Mr Udall wrote on Twitter. "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up. It hasn't worked out in the past, it isn't going to work out in the future", Warren told MSNBC. "The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy", Begaye said. In the space of 19 seconds, he managed to be both condescending and racist toward Native Americans.

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony