Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, is being torn to shreds on Twitter for an ignorant( maybe willfully insensitive) defense of his father’s use of “Pocahontas” as a disparaging period for Senator Elizabeth Warren. His argument? Disney did it first. Seriously.
The irony of an ABC reporter( whose mother busines Disney has advantaged nearly half a billion dollars on the movie “Pocahontas”) extrapolating that the reputation is “offensive” is absolutely overwhelming to me.
— Eric Trump (@ EricTrump) November 28, 2017
Donald Trump firstly exploited the insult during his 2016 expedition to criticize Warren for claiming Native American ancestry, but this time he flitted it out at a White House event honor Navajo code orators.
” We have a representative in Congress who they say was here long ago. They announce her’ Pocahontas, ‘” Trump quipped.
Native Americans understandably took offense to the use of “Pocahontas” as an offend. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, told CNN he thought it rose to the level of a ethnic slur.
” Pocahontas is a real party. It’s not a imitation, it’s not someone that’s just made up. This is a person, a young lady, a Native American girl that represented a critical role in the living standards of this commonwealth, and to use that person in that highway is unnecessary and it’s being culturally indifferent ,” he said.
Eric Trump’s bad tweet assumes that people are arguing the epithet “Pocahontas,” not the humiliating situation in which his father exerted it, is offensive. And if that’s true, isn’t Disney just as culpable?
It’s < em> not true, though. Although there are plenty of things to criticize about Disney’s portrayal of Pocahontas, the company didn’t use her identify as a pejorative. “Pocahontas” wasn’t even a annoying nickname for Warren until Donald Trump reached it one. The “irony” Eric perceives now plainly doesn’t exist, and he seems to be grasping at straws to extend the narrative that the President is an innocent casualty of the mainstream media.
Is Eric Trump ignorant, just tweeting in bad faith, or both? Doesn’t really matter, because he’s coming “ratio’d” — Twitter slang for a tweet with a high rate of exasperated observes to retweets and likes–either way. A few hours after affixing, he’s got 11,000 comments, and the majority of countries are negative.
The name itself isn’t offensive, but his use of it in a derogatory mode is extremely so. The detail that you and your father seem oblivious to the racism that he lives out and spew on a daily basis is “truly staggering”( and appalling !!!) to me. #DeleteYourAccount #NotMyPresident
— Barbara Holtzapple (@ thesportiegirl) November 28, 2017
Ummm…do you not know the difference between a semi-historical animated film for adolescents and a ethnic insinuation? I equipped shouldn’t be surprised “re coming out” an a-hole who kills animals for recreation.
— AlexiW v (@ pepperkatw) November 28, 2017
I’m time now for the ratio
— 126 days ago Trump predicted 24 -hr Hezbollah refute (@ MattNegrin) November 28, 2017
Killer ratio bruh
— Skoogeth (@ Skoogeth) November 28, 2017
I’m exactly now to contribute to the ratio.
— Brad Reed (@ bwreed) November 28, 2017
R.I.P. Eric Trump’s Twitter mentions.