Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, defended his father’s decision to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas” during an event to honor Native American veterans by citing a Disney movie of the same name.
In particular, Eric Trump suggested on Twitter Tuesday morning that it was hypocritical for people to claim calling someone “Pocahontas” was offensive when Disney made a popular movie called Pocahontas, a 1995 animated movie that was about the actual historical figure Pocahontas.
The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie “Pocahontas”) inferring that the name is “offensive” is truly staggering to me.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 28, 2017
Trump’s tweet predictably started racking up reactions from his followers — and the vast majority of them were positively scathing.
Check out the top responses below.
Are you actually this dumb or is it just an act to appear this dumb?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 28, 2017
the irony of an ineffectual son (whose parent has profited nearly a million dollars on fraudulent charities set up through family foundations) inferring that the company affiliation of a reporter is disqualifying is truly staggering to me
— Bernie Bernstein (@greenbean99999) November 28, 2017
the movie is about the real Pocahontas u stupid ass. ur dad is taking the name and using it as a slur. racist what part of that do u not get? just how dumb are you?
— @nyc_oz (@nyc_oz) November 28, 2017
As others have noted, and I feel compelled to reiterate, you have the intellectual capacity of a ham rolled in hair.
— Teenage Phlebotomy (@lumpyprole) November 28, 2017
Dude, long division is staggering to you.
— lanny (@rangerlongshot) November 28, 2017
Disney told the story of Pocahontas. Your dipshit father used her name to try to trash talk someone, in turn, insulting an entire culture of proud people. You actually don't get that? Put a helmet on.
— Ryder (@ryderfm) November 28, 2017
I truly do believe that this is an actual thought you had.
— Scott Conroy (@ScottFConroy) November 28, 2017
Eric you can’t even breathe with your mouth closed. Stop trying to understand irony.
— Albert W Dubreuil (@AWDubreuil) November 28, 2017
Sit down and play with your fidget spinner…cookies and milk time soon.
— Frank M (@2014Replay) November 28, 2017
you get truly staggered by the presence of marshmallows in your lucky charms
— your favorite cured meat (me) (@jimpjorps) November 28, 2017