Navajo Nation president: Yes, Trump quip is an ethnic slur

Navajo Nation president: Yes, Trump quip is an ethnic slur

Navajo Nation president: Yes, Trump quip is an ethnic slur

She said she won't be silenced by the President's words and actions.

"Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago", he added.

I want to build a wall around the White House that doesn't allow anyone of color inside, because once inside we can't keep you safe.

Trump, during the meeting with three ageing Navajo "code talkers" who helped keep allied operations secret during World War II, chose to throw etiquette out of the window and attacked a Democratic Party rival - Elizabeth Warren - by calling her Pocahontas.

Warren responded to the president, calling the comments a "racial slur". "Look, I can explain it to them, but it's real time-consuming, and I have a lot of other stuff to do", she said. However, Navajo Nation president Russell Begaye later sent out a statement indicating that he found Trump's quip to be insensitive and bigoted while also noting that the code talkers shouldn't be placed in the middle of his political scraps. There is a good chance that you are going to be subjected to racist jokes from an old man who can't find his penis, nor hold it because he has really tiny hands.

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The Navajo Code Talkers are credited with creating a complex code utilizing their indigenous language to help the United States win World War II.

US President Donald Trump has again landed himself in hot water after referring to a member of Congress as Pocahontas during a White House event for Navajo war veterans.

"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said standing in the Oval Office, The Hill reports. "You are special people". "What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on that sentiment at Monday's briefing. According to a White House press release, five code talkers attended the event.

"I don't believe it is appropriate to use a racial slur in any context". "I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something to advance her career". "I don't understand why no one's asking about that question and why that isn't constantly covered".

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