Eric Trump tweeted on Tuesday what appeared to be a comparison of President Trump calling Sen. "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said to the code talkers beside him.
"In this day and age, all tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people". There is a good chance that you are going to be subjected to racist jokes from an old man who can't find his penis, nor hold it because he has really tiny hands. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. Scott Brown (R), the Boston Herald found that she was listed as a "minority law teacher" in law school directories from the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995. During the war, Navajo code talkers served throughout the Pacific theater as part of Allied communications units. "Such pandering dishonors the sacrifice of our national heroes".
Naturally, the majority of the questions during Monday's White House Press briefing were about Trump's use of "Pocahantas", instead of tax reform or other pressing issues. "But you know what, I like you because you are special. It is too bad the president of the United States can not do the same". "Especially our code talkers". "Pocahontas was a real person - her name was Matoaka", she said.
The statement goes on to encourage the focus to remain on the Code Talkers and their contributions to defending the United States. "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said, flanked by the elderly veterans who played a critical role in ensuring American victory against Imperial Japan in World War II.
"The Marines made us yell "Geronimo" when we jumped out of planes and that didn't offend me either."All while standing in front of the Oval Office portrait of Andrew Jackson, a president whose ethnic cleansing of Natives from their ancestral lands stains his legacy. Along the way, thousands died of cold, disease or hunger. "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history". According to a White House press release, five code talkers attended the event. And he praised America's unity and diversity.
But Trump's jab on Monday was met a backlash from critics who said the president should not have used this forum to toss around that nickname.
"I don't think that it is [a racial slur] and I don't think that was the President's intent", Sanders said. "I don't think that (this) is (a slur)", she responded. Warren says she did this to try to meet people of similar heritage.