‘How Dumb Are You?’: Twitter Torches Eric Trump for Using ‘Pocahontas’ Film to Defend Dad’s Racism

Eric Trump tried and failed to defend his father’s casual racism at an event honoring Native American veterans Monday.

Trump spoke at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers who fought in World War II on Monday and could not help but take a jab at Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump told the veterans. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”

Trump made the comments while standing in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson, who signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830.

Warren told CNN she “really couldn’t believe” Trump would make the comment at such an event.

“There he was, at a ceremony to honor Native Americans, men who have really put it all on the line to save American lives, to save lives of people, our allies, during World War II, really amazing people. And President Trump couldn’t even make it through a ceremony to honor these men without throwing in a racial slur,” Warren told Anderson Cooper.

Numerous White House reporters grilled press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on why Trump felt it was appropriate to use a “racial slur” in any context. Sanders insisted that “Pocahontas” was not a racial slur.

That’s when Eric Trump decided to give his older brother a run for his money in the race to be crowned dumbest Trump child.

“The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie ‘Pocahontas’) inferring that the name is ‘offensive’ is truly staggering to me,” he tweeted.

Twitter was truly staggered by his hot take.



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