White Woman Elizabeth Warren: Trump Calling Me Pocahantas is a Racial Slur

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony

Q: She said that it was a racial slur.

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".

Warren has been accused of using her Native American Heritage to get ahead in her political career, particularly in the 2012 MA race for senator, according to the Boston Globe.

President Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen.

Warren referred to the jab as a "racial slur" and the "very worst of gutter politics".

Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American woman, born around 1595, known for her involvement with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

One voice that has been missing in the debate has been that of the code talkers honored in the ceremony.

President Donald Trump hosted a White House event on Monday to honor Native American code talkers - war heroes who used their native languages to create unbreakable codes that helped the United States win World War II.

"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump told three Navajo veterans on Monday. "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said, flanked by the elderly veterans who played a critical role in ensuring American victory against Imperial Japan in World War II. "I like you - you are special people".

"It's really hard to say that a DNA test would be able to identify how much Native American ancestry a person has", Garrison told the Washington Post. "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history".

HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think that is a ridiculous response. "I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something to advance her career".

Warren said she believed her family had Cherokee ancestors, though critics have argued that she sought to gain an unfair advantage by claiming Native American roots.

Warren fired back at Trump's dig on MSNBC, saying, "It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can not make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur".

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