Twitter Melts Down Over Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Remark at Native American Event

During a White House event honoring Navajo code talkers this afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to toss out his well-worn slur against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Pocahontas. Yep, he thought it would be a good idea to crack a joke that would certainly go over like a lead balloon in that particular setting.

And it absolutely did, spawning an uncomfortable silence. Immediately following the Pocahontas mention, Trump placed his hand on one of the honorees’ shoulder and told the man that he “liked” him because he was very “special.”

As one would imagine, Twitter absolutely blew up as soon as Trump’s comments were reported. And the reaction was largely along the lines of: “WTF?!”

Following Trump’s remarks, Warren responded, telling MSNBC’s Ali Velshi that Trump couldn’t even get through an event honoring heroes without throwing “out a racial slur.”

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