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Tribal leader offended by Trump's "Pocahontas" comment


Michael Marchand, chairman for the Colville Confederated Tribes, referred to President Donald Trump’s recent “Pocahontas” comment as “racist and insensitive.”

In a Nov. 28 press release, Marchand expressed disappointment in Trump’s remarks at a Nov. 27 event honoring World War II Navajo Code Talkers. Trump used the occasion to attack his political opponent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, by referring to her as “Pocahontas.”

“Unfortunately we have become accustomed to the president’s divisive and disrespectful speech,” Marchand said. “But Mr. Trump’s remarks, particularly a...

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