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Eric Trump: 'Pocahontas' Isn't Racist Because Of The 'Disney' Cartoon

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Eric Trump believes his father can’t be racist against Native Americans because Disney made a cartoon about 'Pocahontas'

After President Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 'Pocahontas' during an event honoring Native American World War II heroes, his son, Eric Trump, came to his defense with an odd explanation that the term cannot be racist because Disney made millions on a movie with the same name.

"The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie 'Pocahontas') inferring that the name is 'offensive' is truly staggering to me," Eric Trump's tweet reads.

The younger Trump fails to appreciate or acknowledge the disrespectful nature of employing a Native American to belittle the sitting senator - or anyone else, for that matter.

"The reference is using a historic American Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that's insulting to all American Indians," general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes John Norwood said.

The president's remark was not well-received by the National Congress of American Indians:

"We regret that the president's use of the name Pocahontas as a slur to insult a political adversary is overshadowing the true purpose of today's White House ceremony," NCAI President Jefferson Keel, a Vietnam War veteran, said in a statement.

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