During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here. I like you, because you are special". "They call her 'Pocahontas'".
Genealogist Chris Child of the New England Historic Society looked into Warren's background and found a document stating that she has a great-great-great-grandmother who is Native American, which would make her 1/32 Cherokee, NPR reported.
“Pocahontas” Not a Racial Slur, Says Prominent White Expert
Native Americans have taken to social media to criticize President Donald Trump for using a racial slur during a Monday White House ceremony honoring Fleming Begaye, Thomas Begay, and Peter MacDonald, three of the 13 Navajo Code Talkers still living. "I like you. Because you are special".
"You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said to the vets present.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president's comments after being grilled by reporters over why the president felt the need to say something "offensive" during the press briefing on Monday.
Trump held the ceremony hosting the Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office, where a large portrait of Jackson was hung, who in 1830, signed the Indian Removal Act, which led to the forced removal, relocation and deaths of thousands of Native Americans. "I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something to advance her career".
Instead, the comments have drawn the wrath of one Indigenous organisation and Senator Warren has accused the President of making a racial slur.
"Donald Trump does this over and over thinking somehow he is gonna shut me up with this", Warren said.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begayeexplained to CNN that the way the term was used would be characterized as an ethnic slur, and he said it "doesn't belong in the room when our war heroes are being honored".
Warren's claims of Native-American heritage originated during her Senate campaign.
Dyer Police Chief David Hein said in a statement that the Dyer Police Department K-9 narcotics unit was requested to assist St. They arrested 24-year-old Samantha Cox on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia.
The Apple HomePod has been delayed to early 2018, giving rivals Amazon and Google a huge advantage in the smart speaker race. The American company Apple has postponed the release date of its smart HomePod column from the end of 2017 to early 2018.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ( PUBG ), one of the top-selling video games in 2017, is to be made available in China . The game also won "Best Multiplayer Game" and "PC Game of the Year" at this year's Golden Joysticks Awards.
On the Jordanian royal family's official Twitter account, King Abdullah II condemned what he called a "heinous terrorist attack". Egypt later said it would delay the opening of the Rafah border crossing to Gaza after the attack due to security concerns.
Former Manchester City striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the sexual assault of a woman in 2013. He is said to have attacked a 22-year-old Albanian woman along with five other men.
The carjackers holed up in a building next to Dwarka Mor Metro Pillar number 768 as soon as the police team intercepted them. As per last reports coming in on the incident, the police recovered a large cache of arms; 12 pistol and 100 bullets.
Despite the injury, she stuck the landing, then collapsed and was carried off the mat by her coach, Bela Karolyi. Almost 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to bring down the Georgia Dome this morning just after 7:30 a.m.
Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard Dies at 89
Other feature film appearances included Innerspace, Far and Away, Little Giants, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, Independence Day, Sgt. Bilko, Small Soldiers, Joe Dirt, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Georgia Rule, Valentine's Day, The Lone Ranger and Nebraska .
Jeff Bezos I'm Now the $100 Billion Man!!!
As holiday shopping dies down over the next few weeks, Bezos' fortune could fluctuate to below the $100 billion mark. Gates hit the $100 billion mark back in 1999, and Bezos is the first since then to duplicate the feat.
Meghan Markle was officially introduced to the Queen
Beloved Prince Harry was seen at the door of the shop Heidi Klein, which features a wide selection of beachwear. A rep for the company told Associated Press that an engagement "is to be confirmed imminently".
Original Pixel phones getting update to new features
Moreover, the Visual Core update for Google Pixel 2 will focus on bringing this same camera experience to third-party apps. The Google Pixel 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery, while the XL version has a 3520 mAh battery.
A Brawl Breaks Out During A Black Friday Event
A number of arrests were made after the brawl, though reports did not disclose who was arrested and what charges they might face. Check out this video, shot at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama where shoppers are fighting for bargains.
Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors
Apple acquired the Montreal-based startup for $30 million United States dollars , two sources told the publication. The Vrvana site is now still up, but it stopped updating social accounts and news in August of this year.