Trump excoriated by media for ‘Pocahontas’ remark, but here’s what Navajo vet said about president

President Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ remark about Senator Elizabeth Warren may be one of the biggest media ‘nontroversies’ in recent memory.

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The news media is reaching so far back on this one to make it an ‘insufferable outrage’ it would make gymnast Alina Kabaeva jealous.

The news media are interviewing anyone and everyone who would attack the president for his remarks at the event. ABC News claims that the remark “stuns” families of Navajo war vets.

“It was uncalled for,” said Marty Thompson, whose great-uncle was a Navajo Code Talker. “He can say what he wants when he’s out doing his presidential business among his people, but when it comes to honoring veterans or any kind of people, he needs to grow up and quit saying things like that.”

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Navajo Nation Council delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty didn’t hesitate to make her political opinions about the president known.

She said that Trump’s comment was “careless” and it is the “latest example of systemic, deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.”

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“The intentional disregard of the historical trauma of Pocahontas as a sexual assault survivor directly resulting from colonization is disturbing,” she added.

One might say this has literally nothing to do with the president mocking Elizabeth Warren’s quite arguable abuse of Native American ancestry in order to financially benefit while at Harvard University. Apparently, the political left, and its Native American spokespeople, have zero problem with that.

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As the news media lose their collective minds over the “Pocahontas” reference, while showing a remarkable lack of curiosity about the questionable “cultural appropriation” that the left-wing senator displayed while at Harvard, normal Americans are more focused on the substance of the event.

Like the president honoring the U.S. Marine Corps’ Navajo Code Talkers, whose contribution during World War II greatly helped the United States defeat the Japanese.

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“Mr. President, we know you’ll succeed,” said Navajo Code Talker vet Peter MacDonald as he shook Trump’s hand. “America is in good hands. You have all top Marine Corps generals as your assistants here.”

“That’s true, that’s true,” Trump responded.

It appears, once again, that the media is cherry-picking members from the Native American community and holding them up as representative of the entire group.

The issue is that everyone is entitled to their own political opinions, and if the media wants to go that route, a Navajo Code Talker veteran himself had nothing but praise for the president at the event. In addition, all three veterans appear to be completely unperturbed about the president’s remark.

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