Trump critic hopes to become the first Native American woman in Congress

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Trump critic hopes to become the first Native American woman in Congress

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:15 am

Donald Trump has come under fire for his track record with the Native American population on more than one occasion. The US president frequently uses the racial slur “Pocahontas” in relation to Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren, and has made a number of policy decisions which will destroy sacred Native American land.

The Trump administration’s budget also proposes sweeping cuts to job training programmes which directly help Native Americans into work. Furthermore, during his pre-White House days as a billionaire property tycoon, Mr Trump repeatedly clashed with tribes after a 1988 federal law made it easier for casinos to open on tribal land.

These are just some of the reasons Democrat politician Debra Haaland says she is committed to standing up to the president at every opportunity. And the outspoken Trump critic hopes to have an even more powerful platform on which to do so by standing for US congress.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-first-native-american-woman-us-congress-critic-a8270691.html

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Re: Trump critic hopes to become the first Native American woman in Congress

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:53 pm

It's a shame it's taken us this long! As a side note, that whole thing with Warren actually started with a conservative pundit calling her "Faux-cahontas," as in fake, because although she claims Native ancestry, she doesn't look it and hasn't proven it.

But obviously "Faux-cahontas" is far too clever for Trump, so he had to dumb it down and turn it into an actual racial taunt.

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