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Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark Is No Joke To Native Americans

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Mark Trahant, former president of the Native American Journalists Association and a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe.
President Trump speaks during an event honoring members of the Native American code talkers in the Oval Office of the White House, on Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington. Trump stated, "You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas," in reference to his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

Native Americans say they don’t see the humor in President Trump’s remarks at an event to honor Native American Code Talkers — particularly his reference to Masschusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”

‘s Robin Young speaks with  ( former president of the Native American Journalists Association and a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe.

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