‘He’s Making Fun of Genocide’: Trump Appears to Joke About Trail of Tears in Tweet Mocking Elizabeth Warren

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In a tweet on Saturday mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the racist nickname “Pocahontas,” President Donald Trump appeared to make a joke about the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Native Americans in the 1800s that led to thousands of deaths.

“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for president. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!” Trump wrote.

Trump’s tweet, with its all-caps emphasis on “trail,” was immediately interpreted as an intentional joke about the Trail of Tears.

“He’s making fun of genocide. Putting particular emphasis on the word ‘TRAIL’ when mocking Natives is a sure nod to the Trail of Tears where thousands of Native people died,” wrote journalist Ruth Hopkins.

While some pointed out that there are plenty of reasons to question Trump’s knowledge of history, Politico reporter Cristiano Lima and others highlighted the president’s recent joke about the Wounded Knee massacre and his idolization of President Andrew Jackson as evidence that the “trail” reference was deliberate.

 

 

 

 

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Gibby G.
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Gibby G.

trump will be standing in his own tears after his first prison shower.

lone wolf
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lone wolf
Today Donald Jackass Trump, always referred to by everyone all across the world as criminal, asshole, racist, jerkoff, incompetent, corrupt, and many others things as well, opened his big fat vulgar foul mouth again and started his playground name calling as anyone with the IQ of a rock has to be embarrassed that he is in the WH and REMAINS there only because of dirty money and those behind it, and/or hiding it and enabling him. Will the ignoramus POTUS aka mental defect, despot tyrant loving buttwhacker leave office peacefully? No, he will crank up his propaganda machine and work… Read more »
Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

His last breath won’t be soon enough. He’s Satan in flesh and we all know evil never prevails.

Elli
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Elli

Trump should really be ashamed of himself for always calling people names. He has absolutely no class or character. He acts like a little kid. He is a lowlife and a crook.

Nun
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Stupid f—k

Debra
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Debra

He has no class and or respect for anyone except his family and other corrupt foreign leaders. And as he continues to belittle those whom he wishes he was as good as the Rethuglicans do nothing. WTF is it going to take before someone tells him to shut up. Here in Tx we had a Rethuglican who called Occasio Cortez a bimbo with nothing between her ears. These asshats are jealous because they themselves are worthless.

Michael owens
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Michael owens

When, oh when is this sack of excrement going to just go away!. Before or after he has reduced USA to rubble

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

Everyone of the “comments” posted every single day demands trumpet be removed from office as well as his family and corrupt associates-YET no one seems to be getting the message-Well trumpet keep it up because while we are law abiding citizens, I suspect not everyone who hates you so deeply is……