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Pres. Trump hits Sen. Warren with 'Pocahontas' jab at event for Navajos

President Donald Trump honors Native American veterans at White House President Donald Trump honors Native American veterans at White House

November 27, 2017 03:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has used an event honoring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as "Pocahontas."
    
Trump welcomed Navajo code talkers from World War II to the Oval Office on Monday.

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During remarks praising their service, Trump said: "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."
    
The Republican president has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator for claims she made about being part Native American.
    
Responding to Trump's remark, Warren said on MSNBC: "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."

— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 27, 2017

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president during a news conference saying, "I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career." Sanders added that Warren calling the remark a racial slur is a "ridiculous response."

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