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In a meeting with a group of Native American veterans this past Monday, President Trump told the group the following: "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. But you know what? I like you."
Elizabeth Warren, a former Native American Princess, who obviously does not know how the American language is used, retorted thusly:
“Today, he stooped to a disgusting low,” wrote Warren in an email to her supporters. “This afternoon, in the Oval Office, Donald Trump was supposed to be honoring Navajo code talkers — American heroes who helped save the world from fascism and hate during World War II. Instead, Trump stood right next to those Native American war heroes and came after me with another racist slur.”
As a former University Law Professor, Warren should know better - Trump is not denigrating Indians but rather denigrating her, so "Pocahontas" in that case is not a racist slur. It would only be a racist slur if Warren were indeed a Native American Princess.
Consider the following insult: "Hey, Einstein, you can't use a phillips head screwdriver to turn a flat head screw!" (Although the opposite is possible, see photo above.)
It isn't Einstein who is being insulted, nor is it an anti-semitic slur. No one using the phrase would ever be considered an anti-Jewish bigot.
Warren is just being a liberal idiot whose sole response to anything said or done by Trump, or conservatives, or rightwingers is to call their words or actions racist or bigoted or Islamophobic or planet-killing or misogynistic.