Elizabeth Warren has bolstered her credentials by pretending she is Native-American. She bases that on her “PeePa has high cheekbones”. Of course he must be an Indian if PeePa has high cheekbones. Warren has never proven her heritage and it’s unclear if it helped her get a position at Harvard.
She has certainly exploited her fake history as a politician.
Trump frequently calls her “Pocahantas” and did so again when he spoke to the NRA on Friday.
Jake Tapper says that’s racist!
Native American friend of mine on Trump calling her “Pocahontas”: “It is a slur for sure and broadly stereotyping Indigenous people.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 28, 2017
It’s only racist if the President is demeaning Indians – Native-Americans. In her case, he’s demeaning her for pretending she’s one.
The Atlantic explored her claims and found she’s not a Cherokee:
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 a unsubstantiated third-hand 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.
Bill Maher called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahantas” to her face. Go to 6:45 on the mark to see her reaction.