This morning, President Trump stunned the nation when he used a ceremony honoring the Navajo Code Talkers, who encrypted American communications during the Second World War, to make a racist joke about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MASS) Native American heritage.
Senator Warren was immediately asked about the remarks by the press while on Capitol Hill today and responded by saying that:
“This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country, and people who because of their incredible work, saved countless lives…It is deeply unfortunate that the President of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur.”
Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he’s going to shut me up with it. It didn’t work in the past and it’s not going to work in the future.
“Pocahontas,” of course, refers to the Native American teenager who was friends with and may or may not have saved the life of English colonizer John Smith and its use by President Trump, who has made casual racism a key part of his administration’s policy and his own public persona, is clearly intended to offend.
Watch it here:
* Elizabeth Warren responds: "It is deeply unfortunate that the President of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur." pic.twitter.com/GeHK4Fu19m
— Alazar Moges (@zarzarbinkss) November 27, 2017
While it’s not altogether unsurprising at this point, seeing as Trump tends to stick his foot in his mouth at any given opportunity, it is a disgraceful show of how far the office of the Presidency has fallen and how little decorum matters anymore in the boorish and barbaric Trump administration.