The liberal media expressed outrage over Trump’s supposed “racial slur” directed at Navajo code talkers this week. Finally, a guest of honor broke his silence. I’m sure the media will gloss this over.
The White House hosted a special event for the World War II heroes. Unfortunately, the media diverted all attention from the ceremony. Instead, they focused on a statement where Trump may or may not have used a racial slur.
The president said:
You’re very, very special people. 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. But you know what? I like you. Because you are special.
Trump was referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s use of “family lore” to claim she is Native American. Part Cherokee, to be specific. No evidence has ever proven her supposed Native American heritage.
In the press briefing after, the media pressed Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the joke. Sanders said the joke was not meant to demean or smear Native Americans. In fact, Warren was even more offensive in her unproven claim of being Cherokee.
Native American political organizations around the country expressed their dislike for the joke. However, they also applauded bestowing honor upon the code talkers.
One reporter sought out Thomas Begay, one of the code talkers honored, to ask his opinion of the joke. However, Begay’s commentary probably doesn’t fit the mainstream media’s narrative. While Begay said the joke confused him, he was not offended by Trump’s words.
In his words, “The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes and that didn’t offend me either.”
Just met Thomas Begay who was "puzzled" but not offended by Trump's Pocahontas quip: "The Marines made us yell 'Geronimo' when we jumped out of planes + that didn't offend me either." pic.twitter.com/6wOonggocE
— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) November 28, 2017
Now that right there might be a joke that’s even better than Trump’s. Thank you, Thomas Begay, for serving our country (and not being a snowflake).