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‘What’s the Navajo word for jack*ss?’: Internet rains hell on Trump over ‘Pocahontas’ joke at Code Talker event

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Immediately after President Donald Trump chose to honor Navajo Code Talkers by cracking a “Pocahontas” joke about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Twitter all but exploded with incredulity.

“I’d like to honor you by joking about a racial slur against your people,” film critic John Rogers tweeted, speculating about Trump’s thought process when making his ill-conceived quip.

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“He can’t help himself,” another user mused.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), meanwhile, noted that “Trump’s Pocahontas remark in front of Navajo code talkers is offensive and shows his complete ignorance for Native American history during Native American Heritage Month.”

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‘Donald Trump is going to get indicted’ when New York gets his tax returns: David Cay Johnston

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"What do you think might be out there?" asked host Joy Reid.

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