Eric Trump Just Tried To Defend His Dad’s “Pocahontas” Slur And It Backfired Spectacularly

This morning, the President’s second son took to Twitter in a poorly conceived attempt to defend his father’s appalling “Pocahontas” remarks yesterday while he was “honoring” veteran Navajo Code Talkers.

Predictably, Eric decided to use his father’s favorite line of attack- cry “fake news!” – to somehow discredit the controversy over the President’s remarks, which were racially insensitive at the very least and when taken in the context of President Trump’s blatant encouragement of white ethnonationalism and his policies of discrimination against nonwhites can only be interpreted as a racial slur.

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While the sheer stupidity of this tweet is the only thing staggering about it, it offers an illuminating glimpse into the fetid, twisted morass of the Trump mind.

Ignoring the fact that this is not ironic in the slightest, the underlying implication that all things that make money are therefore inherently “good” and inoffensive in and of itself, as an associative property of having “created profit,” speaks volumes about the Trump family ethos.

The fact that the Disney corporation made millions of dollars off of appropriating, whitewashing, and romanticizing the story of a young Powhatan girl who was kidnapped and raped by European colonial invaders has nothing to do with the fact that President Trump has used the name “Pocahontas” to mock and denigrate a United States Senator on multiple occasions, which clearly makes its use offensive.

Twitter users were not pleased with Eric’s assertion and immediately barraged him with furious replies, earning him a staggering 3 to 1 reply to retweet ratio – the hallmark of a terrible tweet.

Here’s a sample of the best:

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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