The brouhaha over Trumps “Pocahontas” comment during a White House photo op with Navajo code talkers is all to do about nothing….and something. First, Trump should have kept this particular barb for another venue, taking a shot at fake Indian Liz Warren while honoring real Indians is bad optics, and it sounds bad no matter your political religion. Second, I appreciate the Presidents willingness to take the fight to the democrats, after watching years of castrated republicans cowing to their progressive betters it’s refreshing to see the gloves off approach by Trump, just put a little more thought into the fights venue.
Watching Press Sec Huckabee-Sanders answer questions about Trumps comments is priceless. Ms. Sanders has a way of cutting to the chase as she is being verbally assaulted by the leftist horde disguised as journalists. I don’t know if she’s annoyed having to defend Trump time and again but the gal has spunk, I like that.
Fake Indian Liz Warren was
apocalyptic apoplectic* in her response, which means Trump is getting under her skin, but she should also remember she brought this on herself.
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren acknowledged for the first time late Wednesday night that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was Native American, but she continued to insist that race played no role in her recruitment.
“At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’
Warren’s statement is her first acknowledgment that she identified herself as Native American to the Ivy League schools. While she has said she identified herself as a minority in a legal directory, she has carefully avoided any suggestion during the last month that she took further actions to promote her purported heritage.
When the issue first surfaced last month, Warren said she only learned Harvard was claiming her as a minority when she read it in the Boston Herald. Keep reading…..
Federal statistics like those in the Harvard records, which were compiled for the Department of Labor, rely on a definition of “Native American’’ that requires both ancestry and an official affiliation with a tribe or community. The 1992-93 and 1995-96 Harvard reports indicate the university relied on that definition during those years as well as the years since. Warren has not met any of those standards. Though she continues to consider herself Native American, she has not provided any genealogical evidence.
You can’t have it all Liz, you are or you are not, there is no grey area here and all of your temper tantrums won’t change the fact you benefited by claiming you are something you are not.
* A commentor informed me of my “apoplectic” mistake, thanks much.