Native Americans Outraged Over Trump 'Pocahontas' Comments
29 November, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Edward Snyder
United States President Donald Trump on Monday cracked a Pocahontas joke during an event which was created to honour Native American veterans in the White House's Oval Office. And to put in a slur that has become racial - Pocahontas - didn't belong there.
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"I just want to thank you because you're very, very special people", Trump said to the men who were recruited into the U.S. Marine Corps to transmit tactics and vital information in a language that was then incomprehensible to America's World War II enemies.
President Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen.
"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said to the vets present.
During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".
Faith Spotted Eagle, a prominent Native American activist, said that the use of the word in that setting amounted to "emotional assault" that "carries as much weight as a physical assault", according to a reporter for the Toronto Star.
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"It is 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". He says the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers for helping secure victory over tyranny and oppression during World War II. "He did this because he thinks that he can bully me and shut me up".
"If some Native Americans were offended by the use of this term, I'm sorry that they're so wrong", the expert said. "It is not going to work in the future". You are really incredible people. She was ultimately unable to prove she was Native American.
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