Donald Trump honored the World War Two Native American “code talkers today and during the event stood up for their heritage. After laying a lot of praise on them he then attacked Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas”. Now, of course, the Mainstream Media are going to claim that this is somewhat racist. The reality of the situation is that Elizabeth Warren is the one who disregarded the heritage of so many Indians and tried to use it to further her career.
Elizabeth Warren is not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Elizabeth Warren is not enrolled in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
And Elizabeth Warren is not one of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee.
Nor could she become one, even if she wanted to.
Despite a nearly three week flap over her claim of “being Native American,” the progressive consumer advocate has been unable to point to evidence of Native heritage except for an unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee. Even if it could be proven, it wouldn’t qualify her to be a member of a tribe: Contrary to assertions in outlets from The New York Times to Mother Jones that having 1/32 Cherokee ancestry is “sufficient for tribal citizenship,” “Indian enough” for “the Cherokee Nation,” and “not a deal-breaker,” Warren would not be eligible to become a member of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes based on the evidence so far surfaced by independent genealogists about her ancestry.
Here is a summary:
Donald Trump honored Native Americans. Elizabeth Warren disrespected Native Americans to further her own personal life goals. Good on you President Trump!