In case you missed it: On Thursday, the President continued his harangue of “Pocahontas.”
While speaking at a rally in Cincinnati, Trump criticized Democratic leaders and their poor service to the nation’s “inner cities.” Along the way, he took a shot at 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who allegedly used her status as an American Indian to further her career, despite her status as a white, nowhere-near-an-American-Indian lady (she says it wasn’t her fault — her family told her she wasn’t white; and, presumably, she hadn’t heard tell of them newfangled gadgets, mirrors).
Here’s what The Donald had to say:
“…a man who really has done a fantastic job. He campaigned so hard, and this was a star right from the fields of the great Pocahontas, who’s now lying and cheating her way to the presidency if possible. She’s trying to win. Remember? She defrauded people with her credentials. She said she was Indian, and I said that I have more Indian blood than she does – and I have none. I’m sorry – and we drove her crazy, and we drove her crazy. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. And she went out and she had a blood test done, and it came out 1,024. He says, ‘Somewhere back there, hundreds of years ago, there may have been an Indian, or it may have been a statistical error,’ [because] it was so small, which it was.”
Elizabeth’s claimed heritage certainly plays a shady part in her backstory.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
The Washington Post obtained a card for the State Bar of Texas from 1986, allegedly filled out by Warren herself, on which her ethnicity was listed as “American Indian.”
The outlet adds that from 1986 to 1995, Warren listed herself as a “minority” in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) directory. Additionally, from 1995 to 2004, Harvard Law School reportedly listed Warren as Native American on forms relating to affirmative action.
The Harvard Crimson referenced then-Harvard Law School spokesman Mike Chmura when it included the following passage in a 1996 article:
Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American.
“Warren also had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American in December 1989 while working at the University of Pennsylvania,” reports The Washington Post.
It’s an issue which continues to arise in many forms — see here.
And, as Trump stated, he did indeed claim a ways back that he was more of an Indian than she.
At the time, Luke Skywalker wasn’t into it:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 8, 2018
Others were upset, as well.
Isn’t it Indiginous People’s Day too? He just keeps on sinking lower pic.twitter.com/6vQbltpzBR
— PrincessSlayer (@PrincessSlayer2) October 8, 2018
“Indigenous People,” of course, would accurately refer to all people born in the United States. Or to no people — those to whom some refer, exclusively, as Native Americans migrated to North America from Asia via the Bering Strait (here).
That’s unlikely to matter to many who detest the President and virtually every word that comes out of his mouth. As for his insult directed toward Elizabeth, is she any kind of actual threat?
Is there any chance Sen. Warren could become the Democratic nominee?
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