It’s not a racial slur you idiots

Donald Trump has been criticised for using a racial slur during an event honouring Native American veterans.

The US president was welcoming three Navajo code talkers from the Second World War to the Oval Office on Monday afternoon when he referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator, as “Pocahontas”.

It’s an insult directed at Elizabeth Warren.

29 comments on “It’s not a racial slur you idiots

  1. Mr Burge has a lot of scum commenting on his Twitter.

    As for Trump saying it at an AMERICAN INDIAN event –so fucking what?

    Do leftist scum show much delicacy of tone or regard for when/where with the anti-white hatred they spew?

  2. So this is Trump starting a narrative about Warren with 2020 in mind? After all, everyone (who has seen this) now remembers she seemingly incorrectly claimed an ethnic identity for the sake of her own career, something that has recently been shown to be ‘wrong’ by exactly the sort of people who support her. I’m expecting to see a lot of returning to this point.

  3. Does this mean that the Left finally embraces the Transracial?

    After all, I am, deep down inside, a 15 year old Cambodian girl. It should be a hate crime to deny any one of those three elements of my identity.

  4. Tim N: David Burge (Iowahawk) got it right, though.

    I’m not sure he did. His line presupposes that the Navajo veterans would be offended by a reference to Warren’s spurious claim which is unlikely.

    Objectively, the Warren claim is something to laugh about because it’s absurd so offence can be taken only if one is predisposed to take offence either at anything that Trump says or at anything that has a connection with an ethnic minority. Of course there are plenty in both camps but that doesn’t vindicate Burge.

  5. Matthew L – “What was much more insulting was having the event under a portrait of Andrew Jackson.”

    Indeed. When will the Democratic Party face up to their racist past?

  6. Some of the comments on Burge’s twitter feed are spectacularly stupid. The world would be a far, far better place if all American ‘liberals’ were dragged out into the street and humanely shot in the face. And boiled down for glue.

  7. ‘Throwing it out at a ceremony to honor Navajo Code Talkers takes a world class buffoon’

    Fuck off. It’s called ‘politics.’ He is outraged that a Republican would actually be political.

  8. TMB – Yarp.

    He was meeting warriors who slaughtered tons of Japs in WW2. These guys aren’t easily offended.

  9. Out of interest, which particular tribe of Amerinds did Warren claim descent from? Reportedly, there’s not that much consanguinity between the tribes. Some have issues that go back to before the Pilgrim Fathers. A Navajo might be of the opinion they’ve got what they deserve.

  10. Well i noticed that yesterday the guardian was complaining on their live feed (every 20 minutes)about the royal engagement that Trump hadn’t tweeted his congratulations. Suddenly becoming all royalist if they can bash trump – vile hypocrites

  11. His line presupposes that the Navajo veterans would be offended by a reference to Warren’s spurious claim which is unlikely.

    I took it to mean that when you’re at an awards ceremony, best just lay off the American Indian jokes full-stop.

  12. when you’re at an awards ceremony, best just lay off the American Indian jokes full-stop.

    How?

  13. There is this idea of American Indians as one group which is complete wrong, in Canada they refer to the First Nations and it’s plural for a reason, justntslimg language into consideration there isn’t one language or even multiile dialects of a common language some are as profound as the differences between English and Japanese linguistically

  14. I’ve always felt sorry for Ms Warren. Clearly she was so poor growing up in Oklahoma that her family couldn’t afford mirrors.

  15. Do you know, when I’ve referred to her as The Law Squaw on American blogs, people have taken offence. Or at least have affected to take offence. Is vicarious offence-taking fun? It sounds deadly boring to me.

  16. ‘Throwing it out at a ceremony to honor Navajo Code Talkers takes a world class buffoon’
    It also makes sure the media give it maximum coverage, so everyone hears the point.
    Which I suspect was the point- get the media to publish stuff that they would otherwise leave alone

  17. I loved it. Don’t know what foreigners think of Americans, but, born & raised in the USA, I’m all for levity, & calling Lizzy “Pocahontas” when chilling with Am Indians is priceless. In this case, Trump sounds like me.

    Probably all wrong, but sometimes I think of British humor as being intellectual, sophisticated & subtle while American humor is base, clear & outrageous. Our continuing rebellion against British Aristocrats, or maybe we are from the class of beer swilling Brits that landed on our shores so long ago.

  18. There’s a very strong, very base, current of humour in England. Not among the intellectuals of course, but it’s there. Just like the Anglo Saxon is embedded into the language itself, so is that very crude, or perhaps solid and earthy, view of the world. The US might well have got an extra dose from the high German immigration up to when, the 1850s or so?

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