Trump Jr. makes light of Native American genocide

13 February, 2019, 03:26 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. announced her 2020 presidential bid Saturday. File

"Every day, there's a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly", Warren said referring to Trump.

President Donald Trump routinely makes racist attacks on Warren for saying she has Native ancestry, and says she tried to use her ancestry claims to advance her career.

The Democrat Senator said her nation was in a "dangerous situation". "And what are we, as candidates, as activists, the press, going to do about it?"

Warren did not address or make any mention of the controversies surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage, an aide told CNN, including an attempt to prove her ancestry with a DNA test previous year, which has been a source of anger and frustration for some tribes and activists.

The president was railing against letters he's received from congressional committees conducting investigations of his administration and business practices when he let loose on Warren, a favorite target of his.

Warren is one of the first stalwarts from the Democrats to have announced her candidature for the 2020 Presidential elections, according to The New York Times.


Warren herself may "not be a free person" soon. Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to the 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, and there is no indication that the president himself could be indicted or incarcerated before the 2020 election. "I've been grateful for her counsel as we've worked together to tackle issues of importance to Indian Country", Warren said in her introduction of Andrews-Maltais.

Warren's campaign did not inform reporters that she would be attending or speaking at the Tuesday luncheon, instead sharing her prepared remarks - which an aide said she did not deviate from - after the event.

Trump has not been charged with any crimes, but several of his former advisers have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges.

Some appeared to be offended by the fact that Lowe's joke was in line with Trump's own repeated mocking of Warren, who he calls "Pocahontas" for claiming to be a Native American.

Warren has struggled to shake the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage. Trump has frequently taken digs at the senator by calling her Pocahontas, a reference to the native woman who lived in present-day Virginia in the 1600s and agreed to marry an English colonist to help ensure peace and protect her people.

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