Today and on the 99th day of his presidency, President Donald Trump spoke at an NRA rally in Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing his history of calling Senator Warren Pocahontas in public, Trump made another reference today. Trump is the first sitting president since 1983 to address the National Rifle Association annual meeting held in Atlanta.
When addressing the crowd in an attempt to rally his base after a rocky start to his presidency, Trump looked ahead to the next presidential campaign and said he had, “a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates.” He then added in a reference to Senator Elizabeth Warren, “It may be Pocahontas, remember that.”
Within less than an hour of President Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ remark, the term ‘Pocahontas’ began to trend on Twitter and garnered mainstream attention.
Buzzfeed editor David Mack quickly posted a tweet with the video snippet.
“Here's the president of the United States making an offensive joke about Native Americans, calling @SenWarren "Pocahontas."”As reported previously by ICMN and other national and international news outlets, President Donald Trump has made it a habit of calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Pocahontas throughout his campaign for the president and even now that he holds the highest office in the United States.
In February of 2017, President Trump reportedly called Senator Warren Pocahontas when he told Democratic senators in a meeting that “Pocahontas is now the face of your party,” as quoted by CNN.Trump’s remark came soon after Warren received widespread media attention for being shut down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) while she was reading a letter on the Senate floor by the late Coretta Scott King. The letter by Coretta King urged Congress to block the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions to become a federal judge, as it would undo the work of King’s husband, Dr. Martin Luther King.Sessions was denied the federal judgeship, but was confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 2017 to become Trump’s Attorney General.The NRA annual meeting stands recognized as the most powerful gun lobby in the country, and its members gave candidate Donald Trump overwhelming support during the 2016 presidential election.Follow Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) - ICMN’s Arts and Entertainment, Pow Wow, Sports Editor, News Photographer and Political Contributor - Follow @VinceSchilling