Trump Drags Out Native American Racial Slur at Ceremony Meant to Honor Them (Video)

Since Donald Trump’s behavior is so incredibly absurd, if not outright inexcusable, I’ve been forced to say the phrase “you can’t make this stuff up” more times than I can remember. It’s something I feel like I say almost daily when referring to this administration and the orange buffoon leading it. Donald Trump always seems willing to prove that if you think he can’t humiliate the country any more than he already has, just wait, because he most definitely can.



For instance, by using a racial slur against Native Americans — while at a ceremony honoring Native Americans.

While at an event honoring Native American code talkers during WWII, once again proving that Trump’s mind and maturity are incapable of processing adult situations, the “president” lambasted Senator Elizabeth Warren by referring to her as “Pocahontas” over claims that she has Native American heritage. To top it off, the event was held, of all places, in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson — who signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830.

“And I just want to thank you because you’re very, very special people,” Trump said. “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, they call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you.”

Even during a ceremony honoring Native Americans who fought during WWII, Trump’s mind is so small and petty that he couldn’t just make a few simple remarks honoring these heroes. Nope. Instead, always obsessing about himself and people who’ve criticized him, Trump couldn’t let this moment pass without taking a jab at Warren by using a slur against Native Americans at a ceremony meant to honor them.

It’s moments like this that make Trump such a national embarrassment. Donald Trump is a 71-year-old man who’s clearly suffering from any number of serious mental issues. Not only does he have the emotional stability of an out-of-control toddler, he has the maturity of a bratty 7-year-old, and clearly lacks the ability to process the world around him like most functioning adults do.

The fact that he feels like he needs to constantly call his “enemies” by childish insults is bad enough, but the stunning reality that he clearly doesn’t understand calling Warren “Pocahontas” is insulting to Native Americans — especially right in front of them — is just another example where this “president” proves that he’s completely unfit for office.


As I’ve said before, I’ll never be ashamed of being an American, but I’m absolutely embarrassed for my country right now.

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Watch his remarks below:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Carol Lynn

    I doubt Trump knows who Andrew Jackson is much less that he signed the Indian Removal Act. I think the blame for the placement of the ceremony has to be on some other White House staff person. That they are all totally clueless of history is probably a given. The blithering words are all Trump’s of course. I am ashamed of our government.

  • strayaway

    Proof that Elizabeth Warren has Native American heritage.
    1. She said so. ” “I’m proud of my Native American heritage,” -CNN 5/2012
    2. So did others: “Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Mike Chmura, spokesman for the Harvard Law School, said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American.” -Harvard Crimson 10/22/96.
    3. Warren’s Aunt Bea said that Warren’s maternal grandfather who “had high cheekbones like all of the Indians do”.
    4. Elizabeth Warren indicated minority status in an Association of American Law Schools directory used to make diversity-friendly hires from 1986-1995.
    5. The Spring 1993 Harvard Women’s Law Journal listed Warren as one of approximately 250 “women of color” in legal academia.

    • saffiregal

      Reported in a 2012 Boston Herald edition on Warren’s ancestry claim: “Harvard Law professor Charles Fried, a former U.S. Solicitor General who served under Ronald Reagan, sat on the appointing committee that recommended Warren for hire in 1995. He said he didn’t recall her Native American heritage ever coming up during the hiring process.
      “‘It simply played no role in the appointments process. It was not mentioned and I didn’t mention it to the faculty,’ he said.”

      He repeated himself in the Herald: “In spite of conclusive evidence to the contrary, the story continues to circulate that Elizabeth Warren enjoyed some kind of affirmative action leg-up in her hiring as a full professor by the Harvard Law School. The innuendo is false.”
      “I can state categorically that the subject of her Native American ancestry never once was mentioned,” he added.
      That view was echoed by Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe, who voted to tenure Warren and was also involved in recruiting her.
      “Elizabeth Warren’s heritage had absolutely no role in the decision to recruit her to Harvard Law School,” he told the Crimson. “Our decision was entirely based on her extraordinary expertise and legendary teaching ability. This whole dispute is fabricated out of whole cloth and has no connection to reality.”

      • strayaway

        6. and 7. Two prominent lawyers, Charles Fried and Laurence Tribe do not deny Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. They both refer to Elizabeth Warren’s Native-American heritage as real. There can be no doubt about her heritage or anything else two lawyers agree on.

        Unfortunately, Elizabeth Warren’s great-great, great grandfather Jonathan Crawford was a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes and moved them down the ‘Trail of Tears’. Was that under the Indian Removal Act? Fortunately, Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestors survived. Electing Elizabeth Warren president should be considered reparations for what great grandaddy did since Harvard never took her heritage into consideration.

      • saffiregal

        As we are aware, every family line has a few bad apples. The point is, Trump did indeed show disrespect for the Native American Indian vets and all others by bringing up a racial slur. Also as a WH press secretary Huckabee Sanders giving her own opinion was totally out of order. Do we agree on this?