Native American groups have long objected to President Trump’s use of the nickname “Pocahontas” to deride one of his political foes, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).?
But even at a White House event specifically intended to honor the World War II Navajo code talkers the heroic Native Americans who helped the U.S. Marines send coded messages in the Pacific Theater Trump couldn’t resist.
?“I just want to thank you because you’re very, very special people,” Trump said Monday afternoon, speaking to a small group of code talkers. “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.’ ”