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Trump makes 'Pocahontas' joke with Navajo code talkers

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 00:58

During an event honoring Navajo code talkers, President Trump made a dig at Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren calling her 'Pocahontas'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) During an event honoring Navajo code talkers, President Trump made a dig at Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, calling her 'Pocahontas'. "You're very very special people, you were here long before anyone us were here," Trump said. "Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago, they call her Pocahontas." When asked about the 'Pocahontas' reference being used as a racial slur during a press briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied it saying Trump has an "extreme amount of value and respect" for the World War Two veterans. Trump repeatedly referred to Warren as "Pocahontas," the name of a famous 17th-century Native American, during his presidential campaign in a mocking reference to Warren's having said in the past that she had Native American ancestry. Warren, one of the Senate's most prominent liberal Democrats, is a noted legal scholar who taught at Harvard Law School and served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama before she was elected to the Senate in 2012. Before entering politics, Warren helped Congress develop the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), which was established to protect Americans from abusive lending practices following the 2008 financial crisis. The CFPB has been under attack by Trump since he took office in January. On Friday, Trump named his budget director as the interim head of the agency, after the agency's outgoing chief named someone else to the job, setting up a court battle.

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Trump makes 'Pocahontas' joke with Navajo code talkers

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 00:58