I note that none of the Donald Trump supporters here have called out Donald J. Trump on his racist remarks. Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' because of her reputed remote Cherokee heritage.
How is that different from calling Michelle Obama 'Aunt Jemima.'
Trump was making fun of Warren for making a dubious claim. No would say Michelle Obama "reputed" black heritage.
I disagree. 1st, Trump is wrong. He has no basis for deciding Warren's claim is inaccurate.
Growing up, Elizabeth Warren was told by her parents and grandparents that she was of Cherokee and Delaware Native American heritage. Her brothers have confirmed this story, meaning that Warren is of the honest belief that she is part Native American. As there would have been no reason for her grandparents to have made up such a story during her youth, itâ€™s a reasonable expectation that it is the truth. In fact one genealogical society has dug up a decades-old newsletter which referred to Warrenâ€™s great-great-great grandmother as being Cherokee, supporting Warrenâ€™s claim.
http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/fact-c ... job/25004/
2d, Trump ALWAYS refers to Warren as 'Pocahontas.' This is a racial slur and indicative of Trump's simplistic thinking. On a personal level Trump operates on the level of a schoolboy, yelling out racial invectives and name calling like the juvenile he is. Trump, like the average childish name caller, looks at appearances only. Michelle Obama 'looks' black. Warren does not 'look' native American.
What business does Trump or anyone else have in labeling someone by their racial makeup, either real, apparent, or claimed? The point is NOT whether Warren has some native American ancestry. The point is that this would-be leader of the lagest Western Democracy focuses on race and schoolboy taunts.