Conservative radio host Howie Carr was given some advice by Donald Trump after coming under fire for mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Speaking at a rally for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, Carr scoffed at the Massachusetts senator’s claims of Native American heritage with a “war whoop.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 29, 2016
Social media reacted with cheers and jeers while the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians blasted “the lack of cultural sensitivity and ignorance.”
Carr, however, was not worried about the backlash, as he said Trump told him not to apologize.
Donald Trump told Howie Carr after Warren war whoop: “Whatever you do, don’t apologize.” https://t.co/TQXxzBbC15
— Eric Levenson (@ejleven) June 30, 2016
In a piece in The Boston Herald on Thursday, Carr wrote:
“ABOARD TRUMP ONE — The candidate loosened his tie and offered me some advice.
“Whatever you do, don’t apologize,” he said. “You never hear me apologize, do you? That’s what killed Jimmy the Greek way back. Remember? He was doing okay ’til he said he was sorry.”
Not to worry, I wasn’t going to say I was sorry for mentioning the name of the fake Indian and then doing a few seconds of a war whoop. About an hour earlier, I had been at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, warming up a crowd of maybe 5,000 Trump supporters for Gov. Paul LePage before he introduced The Donald at a weekday rally.
I was speaking extemporaneously when I free-associated Fauxchohantas’ name, and suddenly a war whoop seemed appropriate for the occasion.”
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