Native American leaders are getting in touch with President Donald Trump to ask forgiveness for comments he made on Twitter conjuring up the Injured Knee Massacre and the Fight of Little Bighorn that he made while attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunday.
Trump teased an Instagram video Warren released on New Year’s Eve in which she drank a beer on electronic camera. He tweeted, “If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this business from Bighorn or Injured Knee rather of her cooking area, with her hubby dressed in complete Indian clothes, it would have been a smash!”
If Elizabeth Warren, typically described by me as Pocahontas, did this industrial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her spouse worn full Indian attire, it would have been a smash! pic.twitter.com/D5KWr8EPan!.?.!— Donald J. Trump( @realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
“>Susan Walsh/AP, FILE President Donald Trump, right, consults with Navajo Code Talkers Peter MacDonald, center, and Thomas Begay, left, in the Oval Workplace of the White Home in Washington, Nov. 27, 2017. The National Congress of American Indians condemned the remarks, stating the memory of the 2 occasions, in which hundreds of Native Americans were killed by U.S. Army soldiers, must not be utilized as a “rhetorical punch line.”
“We condemn in the greatest possible terms the casual and callous usage of these events as part of a political attack. Numerous Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho individuals lost their lives at the hands of the attacking U.S. Army during these events, and their memories need to not be desecrated as a rhetorical tag line,” Jefferson Keel, the NCAI’s president, stated in a statement launched Monday.
Rodney Bordeaux, Chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, slammed the president for what he called a “racist and rude tweet about this ruthless event.”
“President Trump ought to remember that the United States has broken and continues to dishonor the treaties of peace made with our country and other tribal countries of this nation, and he must ask forgiveness right away to individuals of the Rosebud Sioux People and other Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota nations for his disgraceful and ignorant misstatement,” Bordeaux included.
“>Scott Olson/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren( D-MA) speaks to guests during an organizing occasion at the Orpheum Theater, Jan. 5, 2019, in Sioux City, Iowa. Warren has actually come under fire for her handling of the concern of whether could claim Native American ancestry, even taking a DNA test in 2015 in an effort to prove her ties to the Cherokee Country.
Trump has insulted Warren on numerous occasions by deriding her as “Pocahontas” and teasing her DNA test results, which showed she had between 1/32nd and 1/1024th Native American origins.
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