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Huckabee on 'Pocahontas' Fiasco: Is Disney Racist Too?

Huckabee on 'Pocahontas' Fiasco: Is Disney Racist Too?
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By    |   Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:31 AM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended President Donald Trump's use of the term "Pocahontas" by referencing the Disney movie about the former Native American teenager.

"Look, I think it's absurd that the press are trying to hammer the Trump administration, and specifically the president, on his use of the term 'Pocahontas,'" Huckabee said during an appearance on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning.

"One of the people asking that question is employed by ABC, which owns Disney, or maybe Disney owns ABC. They've made a billion dollars off the Pocahontas franchise. Let me ask you something: is that racist?

"Have they made money off racism? Because if so, then they need to apologize, and they need to discontinue all of their merchandise and all their movies regarding Pocahontas."

Huckabee was shown a clip of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, his daughter, defending Trump's use of the term during a Monday event honoring Native American veterans.

Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., "Pocahontas," referencing her past claims that she has Native American roots without offering evidence. Warren and other Democrats called Trump's jab racist.

"The bigger question, though — and I think Sarah alluded to this — Elizabeth Warren lied about her ancestry in order to advance her career. That is what ought to be outrageous to people," Huckabee said.

"And why isn't the left upset about cultural appropriation? I mean, that's something we hear about all the time. You cannot culturally appropriate something. Well, that's what she's done. So, I'm just waiting for a little consistency from the left. That would be kind of nice to see."

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended President Donald Trump's use of the term "Pocahontas" by referencing the Disney movie about the former Native American teenager.
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