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Eric Trump: ABC's Parent Company Disney Profits From 'Pocahontas'

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:57 AM

President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, defended his father on Tuesday, writing on Twitter about the "irony" that a reporter for ABC News described his father's use of "Pocahontas" as offensive.

Trump frequently calls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., "Pocahontas" in reference to her Native American heritage. He did so most recently at a White House event honoring Navajo code talkers, by a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, who signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye released a statement calling the president's remark an example of "cultural insensitivity," saying that "all tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people. The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy," according to The Boston Globe.

Users on Twitter were quick to point out the difference between using the name "Pocahontas" as the title of a movie based on the life of Pocahontas, and using the name in a derogatory manner.

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President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, defended his father on Tuesday, writing on Twitter about the "irony" that a reporter for ABC News described his father's use of "Pocahontas" as offensive.
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