Navajo Code Talker Breaks Silence With Truth About Trump’s “Racial Slur”
President Donald Trump held a special event on Monday at the White House to pay homage to a unique set of World War II veterans — the Navajo code talkers — and as usual, the liberal media ignored the guests of honor and focused on a single Trump remark to use as ammunition to attack.
But one of those guests really doesn’t understand why such a big deal has been made out of the remark, as he didn’t find it to be offensive at all.
According to Newsweek, the Navajo code talkers were a special group of Native Americans recruited by the Marine Corps to serve a specific purpose in the Pacific Theater against the Imperial Japanese forces.
Beginning in 1942 and carrying on through the end of the war, a group of mostly Navajo Native Americans devised an intricate code utilizing certain words from the Navajo language. The language was virtually indecipherable to the Japanese, who were largely unfamiliar with it. Since it lacked a written alphabet, it was almost impossible to learn by an outsider.
It is widely agreed by military historians that the Navajo code talkers played vital role in the American war effort to defeat Japan, a role for which the Navajo veterans deserve great honor and respect.
But rather than focus on the guests of honor, the media keyed in on a joke Trump made in reference to Democrat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Trump called Warren “Pocahontas,” as he has done many times before — and many in the media are now taking it as a kind of “racial slur,” according to CNN.
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump told his guests. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time … longer than you — they call her Pocahontas.”