Warren is one of the most popular Democrats and one of the few people in either party who will call Trump out using logic and plain talk.
She says that her parents and grandparents always told her about her Native American heritage. The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Chris Child said he’d found a document stating that she has a great-great-great-grandmother who is Native American, which would make her 1/32 Cherokee according to the “one-drop rule” of the Federation for Unscientific Cursory Knowledge for White American Definitions
Trump again revived his nickname of “Pocahontas” for Warren during the Monday White House event honoring the veterans who worked with an unbreakable code that helped the United States win World War II.
“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 said at a White House ceremony.
“But you know what, I like you because you are special. You are special people.”
Warren, who has publicly sparred with Trump since his 2016 presidential campaign, contended that his decision to call her “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring Navajo Code Talkers represented a “disgusting low.”
“It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur,” she said.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president’s comments after being grilled by reporters over why the president felt the need to say something “offensive” during the press briefing on Monday.
“I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about heritage to advance her career,” Sanders said.“I don’t think it is a racist term, I don’t think that was his intent,” Sanders said. “Senator Warren was offensive when she lied about something to advance her career.”