Eric Trump Tries To Defend The President's Use Of 'Pocahontas'--By Attacking The Disney Film

Eric Trump Tries To Defend The President's Use Of 'Pocahontas'--By Attacking The Disney Film
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On Monday, President Trump once again invoked the name "Pocahontas" and unleashed a firestorm of criticism. Trump has repeatedly come under siege in recent years for using the iconic Native American's name to refer to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. This time, the backlash from the public was swifter and harsher than in the past.

People saw the slight, again intended for Sen. Warren, as disrespectful, particularly because Trump used the racially charged moniker during a White House ceremony honoring the Navajo code talkers, a group of Native Americans who aided the U.S. Marines during World War II by transmitting coded messages based on their native languages.

The next day Eric Trump attempted to come to his father’s defense with a jab the Disney film Pocahontas:

Note that I said he "attempted." If you’re feeling perplexed by his tweet, you’re not alone. 

Twitter users were quick to school Eric on his argument’s nonsensical nature:

Some people commented on what they saw as a general lack of intelligence:

And others were “truly staggered” in their own way:

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel issued the following statement

We regret that the President’s use of the name Pocahontas as a slur to insult a political adversary is overshadowing the true purpose of today’s White House ceremony . . . 

All humor aside, it was a sad day for Native Americans.

H/T: Twitter