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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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8 COMMENTS

  1. 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 it overtime to try to do anything and everything to hold on to power to avoid being held accountable for all of his misdeeds and criminal activity while in office and 30 years or more before. So, has he finally realized that WE will never, in like forever, vote for, respect him, NOT despise him, much less re-elect him? And it is not playing very well for him? The perennial loser as a businessman, a husband, a parent, an elected official, an all around piece of shit that is loathed not just here in our country but around the globe as well? Good luck in exile asshole, maybe you can shack up with your buddy in his $50 million dollar penthouse? Yeah right. Go f-k yourself.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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……

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