During an event to honor Native American code talkers, Trump takes a jab at Senator Elizabeth Warren, again calling her “Pocahontas.”
President Donald Trump hosted an event for Native American code talkers at the White House on Monday, honoring war heroes who used their native language to outwit the enemy and protect U.S. battlefield communications during battle in World Wars I and II.
Members of Native American tribes exchanged sensitive military information by transmitting military plans to each other in their native tongues on the battlefield. Since in some cases, their languages were unwritten, they were able to communicate in a way that confused German enemies trying to break U.S. military codes.
During the event, the code talkers described the harrowing experiences they undertook during their time defending the United States during the battle of Iwo Jima. Only 13 surviving navajo code talkers still remain.
Donald Trump uses 'Pocahontas' slur in address to Native American veterans
As Mr Trump spoke in the Oval Office, the veterans stared at him. They said nothing, nor did anyone laugh at the President’s supposed joke. He then quickly put his hand on the shoulder of one of the veterans and said: “But you know what - I like you.”
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