Thomas Gallatin / Nov. 28, 2017

Leftmedia Blasts Trump for 'Pocahontas' Joke

The MSM ignores Warren's false racial claims and calls Trump a racist for highlighting them.

On Monday, President Donald Trump botched a joke while honoring famed World War II veterans from the Native American Navajo Code Talkers at a White House ceremony. Trump, as he is wont to do, went ad lib, saying as he looked to the veterans, “And I just want to thank you because you’re very, very special people. 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.’” Trump was referencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who falsely claimed Native American ancestry to secure special treatment in her career at Harvard. Warren’s joke moniker among conservatives is actually “Fauxcahontas.”

But it wasn’t the botched punch line that bothered the mainstream media. Trump calling Warren Pocahontas was somehow “racist.” Like Warren, the Leftmedia decided to make up a claim out of whole cloth — that the name “Pocahontas” was a racial slur. CNN even sanctimoniously lectured that “Pocahontas was a historical figure from the 17th Century and using her name in an intentionally disparaging way insults native peoples and degrades their cultures.” CNN then pivoted and sought to excuse Warren’s false claims, reporting, “Warren says she is, in fact, part Native American, citing ‘family stories’ passed down through generations of her family.” Well then…

Attempting to whip up more “evidence” for its “Trump is a racist” narrative, the Leftmedia hammered White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Trump’s use of this “racial slur” — which just happened to be how Warren herself framed it. Sanders appropriately and pointedly responded, “I think that’s a ridiculous response. … Look, I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career. I don’t understand why no one is asking about that question and why that isn’t constantly covered.” Good question. Why isn’t the MSM all over Warren for her racist “sin” of “cultural appropriation”?

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