The President Prominently Reminds Us He Is a White Supremacist

[Content Note: Racism; racist and misogynist slur.]

Ali Vitali at NBC News: Trump Calls Warren 'Pocahontas' at Event Honoring Native Americans.
Donald Trump revived his derogatory nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Monday, referring to her as "Pocahontas" during an event honoring Native American veterans at the White House.

Trump told the veterans: "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."

After making the crack, Trump turned to one of the Navajo code talkers, who served in World War II, and said: "But you know what? I like you. Because you are special. You are special people, you are really incredible people."

He spoke under the watchful eye of a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, known for his forceful removals of Native Americans from their ancestral lands.
Just a clusterfuck of white supremacist, patriarchal hatred. Also just another day in Donald Trump's White House.

Naturally, many Native Americans were profoundly upset (if entirely unsurprised) by Trump's behavior. Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians and also a combat veteran, said in a statement: "We regret that the president's use of the name Pocahontas as a slur to insult a political adversary is overshadowing the true purpose of today's White House ceremony. Today was about recognizing the remarkable courage and invaluable contributions of our Native code talkers."

It was supposed to be, anyway. But every day in Donald Trump's White House is about Donald Trump. First, foremost, and forever.

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