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.
"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."
Check out some of the best responses below.
if trump ever gives a speech at the NAACP we're gonna have to brace for him calling obama a "halfrican" https://t.co/wDxEmoK5Ji— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1511811852.0
While this is some grade A tone deafness from Trump, isn't lumping all Native Americans together also weird? Code T… https://t.co/xgZNJ4lOy6— Noam Blum (@Noam Blum)1511812009.0
the writers of this TV show are starting to get predictable https://t.co/VVqmmbCBom— Haley Byrd Wilt (@Haley Byrd Wilt)1511811987.0
This dude has no problem being racist around the race he's being racist against, even if the people happen to be wa… https://t.co/XTHncdnxH9— Christian Polanco (@Christian Polanco)1511814249.0
These are my brothers. These are the Navajo code talkers. DON'T YOU EVER DISHONOR THEM. You don't have any honor… https://t.co/WnHTCSDWKM— Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon) (@Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon))1511812719.0
Hey, white supremacists gonna white supremacist. https://t.co/4NnqZiKokU— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1511811865.0
We've all seen a lot of people trying not to make faces when POTUS says something utterly crude. The Navajo code t… https://t.co/ows8gveGD6— Molly McKew (@Molly McKew)1511813841.0
What's the Navajo word for jackass? https://t.co/tpGrzvxm04— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1511812755.0
Even if you buy that Warren was intentionally fraudulent, how weird is this? Imagine making Dolezal a focus at NAA… https://t.co/WFOlK4YiBA— (((חג אורים קמפיאס))) (@(((חג אורים קמפיאס))))1511811901.0
jfc, insults the Navajo Code Talkers to their face in the Oval Office. That Andrew Jackson portrait really ties the… https://t.co/a9eglgz5YD— Dusty (@Dusty)1511812147.0
Veep writers take note: Andrew Jackson is actually staring at the Navajo Code Talkers right behind them. https://t.co/cjtQMeNi4T— Jonah Goldberg (@Jonah Goldberg)1511812294.0
Trump dings “Pocahontas” in Congress as he delivers remarks to Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office. https://t.co/AAGK182v5o— Andrew Beatty (@Andrew Beatty)1511811713.0
"Pocahontas"?! In front of Native American code talkers?! How do you say "Piece of Sh*t" in Navajo? Asking for a… https://t.co/w0SF0pgHtv— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes)1511813126.0
Also punisher trump's racist remarks are meant to give cover to his assault on middle, working class and poor famil… https://t.co/5mv7jlcLSK— Masked Scheduler-Elect (@Masked Scheduler-Elect)1511814284.0
This is almost impressively racist. https://t.co/dQLi33XwjK— Nate Igor Smith (@Nate Igor Smith)1511814386.0