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Trump's use of Pocahontas slur condemned
as 'insult for political gain' by
America's largest indigenous rights group

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/28/2019 5:56:28 PM

Donald Trump’s repeated use of the name “Pocahontas” as part of an attack on Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been condemned as “an insult for political gain”, by the country’s largest indigenous rights groups. The president started using the name in a way many find offensive, even before he was elected to the Oval Office.(Snip) On Wednesday, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), which describes itself as the oldest and largest indigenous rights organisation in the US, formally criticised Mr Trump, saying his actions were part of a long tradition of insults endured by Native Americans and other indigenous groups. “For centuries Native people

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Grand comedy. They object only that Donald Trump rightly mocked a fraud who stole a lucrative Diversity set-aside professorship from an American Indian.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniebc 8/28/2019 5:58:36 PM (No. 165095)
Ignore the selective outrage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TLCary 8/28/2019 6:04:20 PM (No. 165107)
Is it intended to be insulting to Warren for exploiting Native Americans for political gain? YES. Is it done for political gain... Sure, (that and humor). So? Oh... pretending to be an Aboriginal American for political gain is Ok but being Trump isn't. Got it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 8/28/2019 6:14:52 PM (No. 165117)
Oh...... and calling Trump a racist, white supremacist, sexist homophobic Nazi, literally hitler ISNT for political gain????
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cny 8/28/2019 6:16:11 PM (No. 165121)
Isn't it Fauxcahontas?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby 8/28/2019 6:22:26 PM (No. 165130)
#1 exactly! No outrage over Faucahontas getting special treatment for years as a Native American while being and looking Lilly White! That’s real white privilege being able to lie about your heritage and deny true minorities an opportunity and not face any penalties whatsoever! Democrats never have any shame and never face any consequences for their mendacity!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 8/28/2019 6:46:09 PM (No. 165149)
Um, it was Fauxcahontas who insulted “indigenous” peoples by fraudulently using their status to advance her own career and monetary worth, not to mention for politics gain.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: EmilioCavaradosi 8/28/2019 6:51:37 PM (No. 165156)
How is Pocahontas a slur? She was a heroine to the English, presented at court, etc. A very respectable wife of an Englishman. "Fauxcahontas" Gets the idea, but too few know French for it to get across to the masses. "Pocahontas" with scare quotes implying "not really" would also be accurate, but again, too few are literate. On the other hand, Crooked Hillary is an accurate description!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: davew 8/28/2019 6:59:00 PM (No. 165163)
Trump isn't calling her that because she IS a Native American but because she ISN"T a Native American and just pretended to be to fool the college admissions board. Are these people unable to follow the logic of the joke? It actually shows his respect for authentic Native Americans and his contempt for fakes.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/28/2019 7:19:48 PM (No. 165174)
Does it escape these race grievence mongers that Pocahontas lied about being Pocahontas to get a coveted Ivy League quota gig and thus denied a real Pocahontas from getting the gig? Slurs hurt so bad but basic white devil woman stealing quota jobs is Ok? Come'on, man!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MainelySane 8/28/2019 7:52:34 PM (No. 165187)
Warren insulted Native Americans for virtually all of her professional life before she ran for the Senate.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/28/2019 8:22:30 PM (No. 165199)
I suspect this group just received a very large donation from a prominent Democrat.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Wendybird 8/28/2019 8:34:07 PM (No. 165203)
Have to admit that my mental image of a lovely, loyal, intelligent lass is a little unconsciously affected by the real life image of arm arm waving, shrill, annoying lying not to mention unlovely person. Kind of like if Biden, or Bernie, pretended to be Tecumseh. Hopefully, Warren will be soon forgotten.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: twinkles 8/28/2019 8:55:44 PM (No. 165211)
President Trump has been calling her that for years. Now it bothers them?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley 8/28/2019 9:16:32 PM (No. 165217)
I've known a few Indians over the years. They were usually too busy living their lives, earning their money and taking care of their families to worry about crooked DC politics. More likely it was a white person who decided to speak for them, whether they wanted him to or not.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 8/28/2019 9:29:28 PM (No. 165220)
Fine go with Lieawatha then because that's what she is a lier. Fauxahontis is too kind.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: FunOne 8/28/2019 9:48:34 PM (No. 165231)
Maybe it is time to put a large tax on casinos operated by the tribes. Selective taxation for selective outrage.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/28/2019 10:22:31 PM (No. 165250)
I agree. It's Trump's fault that Fauxcahontas has pretended to be an Indian for the last 25 years. Impeach Trump!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 8/29/2019 2:42:33 AM (No. 165329)
Yep, it is exactly that. And we don't give a rat's hind end what you think about it, either.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/29/2019 3:55:12 AM (No. 165354)
Does the NCAI see the smoke signals warning that they will soon be without the money coming from subversive demonrat coffers to direct their people to vote for demonrats?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy 8/29/2019 4:26:21 AM (No. 165359)
I would think they would be more outraged with Warrens lies about being Indian & using her lies for political gain...until famous dna was revealed!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: skacmar 8/29/2019 9:48:47 AM (No. 165588)
Maybe they are only mad because Trump associated Pocahontas with Elizabeth Warren. What an insult to Pocahontas!
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