Warren accuses Trump of ‘lack of respect’ Native Americans ‘Pocahontas’ nickname

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., asks questions during a congressional hearing in December.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has it with the whole “Pocahontas” thing.

The Massachusetts Democrat, used a surprise appearance on Wednesday in front of an Indian audience with the launch of a fiery-albeit late — counter-attack against President trump for the use of a nickname as far back as the 2016 campaign.

In the direct-current address, Warren Trump accused of “disrespect of the Local population” through the use of the term — while doubling ancestors on her past claims of native American, earned her the nickname in the first place.

“Now, I’ve noticed that if my name comes up, the President Trump likes to talk about Pocahontas,” Warren said in a speech at the National Congress of American Indians.

Speaking of Trump, the potential for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said: “Now we have a President, not by a ceremony to honor the native American war hero, without a reduction in the Local history, native culture, indigenous people, the butt of a joke. The joke is, I suppose, this is supposed to be on me.”


She added: “Our country is not begin to disrespect the Native population with President Trump.”

Trump has repeatedly Warren mocked for past claims, has made about a part of the Native American claims disputed, the enemy is running while your Senate.

While you run for the Senate in 2012, it was Harvard, not revealed once praised her as a minority hire, citing the Native American ancestry, although they are referred to in the last few years. They had claimed to be part Cherokee. But you didn’t know, a documentation and a report on the time estimated, you could only are available in 1/32-Indians.

“I get why some people think it is the hay to be made here,” Warren said on Wednesday. “You will not find that my family members on roles, and I am not a member in a tribe. … I respect that distinction.”


Cherokee woman Rips Elizabeth Warren for descent Claim

To fight back, she said: “I never get my family tree to take a break or get ahead. I have never used it to advance my career.”

You are by your descent, say, say “my mother’s family was part native American.”

Warren said the story of her parents “lived a part of me forever. And no one — not even the President of the United States will ever take that part away from me.”

During her speech on Wednesday, Warren pivoted, to “talk about Pocahontas” – and then the story of “Pocahontas told is really a journey.”

“Not Pocahontas, the fictional character who most Americans know from the movies, but Pocahontas, the Native woman who has really lived, and whose true story has been handed down, so many of you through the generations,” she said.

Warren said: “in reality, the fable is used to try to bleach away the stain of genocide.”

Warren also called it “deeply offensive” that Trump holds a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office, “honors a man who did his best to wipe out the Locals.”

In spite of their condemnation, Warren Bailey” dinner for Connecticut Democrats in 2015, spoke at a “Jefferson-Jackson -.

In November, the President of the most memorable revived “Pocahontas” nickname in a White House event to honor the Navajo code talkers.

“We have a representative in the Congress, they say, was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” Trump said at the time, incited criticism for the use of the event, dig on Warren.

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Judson Berger and Brooke Singman contributed to this report

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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