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

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

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: