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what, if anything, was going through his head?

November 28, 2017

Trump has a mind-boggling ability to fuck up the easiest tasks.  Yesterday, as part of National American Indian Heritage Month, all he had to do was honour Navajo Code Talkers from World War II.  These men saved countless U.S. lives in the Pacific Theatre by sending radio messages in their native tongue.  The Axis was never able to decipher it.

So how does POTUS shit on it?  He takes a poke at Elizabeth Warren, calling her “Pocahontas” because she claims to have Native American heritage.  She has only anecdotal evidence of that, but that doesn’t need to be resolved while respecting genuine heroes.

Trump tried to mollify his remark by telling the three veterans in the White House, “But you know what?  I like you.  Because you are special.  You are special people.  You are really incredible people.”  He said it in his hyper-condescending way, like they were lucky he was even noticing them.

And he did it under a painting of his role model Andrew Jackson, POTUS 7, who presided over the Trail of Tears tragedy, in which more than 4000 Cherokees died.  The optics were the worst since Trump stood by the CIA’s Memorial Wall in January and boasted of the size of his Inauguration crowd.  To his credit, though, he did mention that the Wall was “very special”.

  1. JudithSears permalink
    November 28, 2017 5:18 pm

    You forgot to mention that he had to ask “Chief” Kelly who the Navajo Codebreakers were and had they done good work. Trump himself for many years claimed he was Swedish.

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  3. Gordon Raley permalink
    December 10, 2017 6:13 pm

    Saddest part is that he may have done all of that on purpose – intentionally sending smoke signals to his base and treating the heroes as schmucks – like he does all of us.

  4. December 11, 2017 2:41 pm

    Trenchant and appreciated observations, Judith and Gordon. Al, is “YA-TA-HAY!” the Texas version of the Rebel Yell?

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