Trump Just Used Native American Slur In Tweet To Show His “Support” For Native Americans

How is this even real life?


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Is it just me, or is Donald Trump incapable of going more than just a few minutes in a row without sounding like a supermassive black hole of insensitivity and/or racism? I don’t think it’s just me, honestly. I think, in fact, that the decades of history of Trump’s unflagging, virulent, well-documented racism — including the use of racial slurs — is probably extensive enough that it belongs in the Library of Congress as an exemplary study in the history of white privilege and disdain for minorities.

In fact, even when he thinks he’s being friendly to those of a different hue than him, he still sounds like an asshole — that’s how much of an asshole he is naturally.

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Today he took yet another opportunity to have a crack at the increasingly popular Elizabeth Warren, who, unlike many of the Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination, is somehow managing to both campaign for president and do her legislative job simultaneously. Trump is particularly vexed by Warren, who seemingly rolls out a new, highly-popular policy proposal weekly, and has called her by the inappropriate slur “Pocahontas” since he came to Washington D.C.

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The bill in question actually ensures that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will retain the rights to their own property and end a legal challenge to their right to build a casino on the land. Warren is a major proponent of the bill, being both from Massachusetts and a friend to Native American tribes across the country.

But the substance of the bill is almost beside the point — Trump is actually criticizing something that Warren supports as being “unfair” to Native Americans, while he uses a racial slur against them.

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You can’t even make this stuff up.

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