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Trump Has A History Of Mocking People's Native American Heritage


For months now on the campaign trail, Donald Trump has preoccupied himself with mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass) identification with Native American lineage. He’s derisively called her Pocahontas and, on Monday, insisted that she was a racist for having listed that heritage while on the faculty of Harvard Law School.

The attacks are beyond the norms of traditional campaign behavior. For Trump, however, they’re par for the course.

Prior to being the GOP frontrunner, Trump was a real estate tycoon who was trying to hack it as a casino magnate. And while the LA Times reported that he would court Native American tribes when it worked to his advantage, he also routinely targeted their casino operations in hostile, racially provocative terms.


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