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PoliticsTop Dem lawmaker rips ‘phonies’ in GOP for failing to condemn Trump over Trail of Tears reference

01:10  12 february  2019
01:10  12 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump appears to mock Trail of Tears in tweet about Senator Warren's campaign announcement

Trump appears to mock Trail of Tears in tweet about Senator Warren's campaign announcement President Donald Trump was highly criticized on Twitter Saturday for appearing to make a joke about the Trail of Tears.

Trump ’s opinionated statements and policy positions are all over the place, except on two issues: Vladimir Putin and white nationalists. Even as cabinet secretaries and members of Congress condemn and sanction the Russian leader, the president is unfailingly reluctant to criticise him directly.

The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Native Americans in the United States from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States, to areas to the west

Top Dem lawmaker rips ‘phonies’ in GOP for failing to condemn Trump over Trail of Tears reference© Getty Top Dem lawmaker rips ‘phonies’ in GOP for failing to condemn Trump over Trail of Tears reference House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) on Monday denounced "phonies" in the Republican Party for failing to condemn President Trump after he invoked the Trail of Tears in a tweet mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

"Trail of tears massacre is part of Native American genocide perpetrated against millions of indigenous people. Mocking this shameful episode is a hateful trope," Jeffries wrote on Twitter.

Trump on Saturday mocked Warren's claims of Native American ancestry - one of his favorite targets against the senator - after she officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign.

The line was viewed as a reference to the forced relocation of Native American tribes, an event that led to the deaths of thousands of Cherokee between 1830 and 1850.

Liz Cheney: Elizabeth Warren has become 'a laughingstock'

Liz Cheney: Elizabeth Warren has become 'a laughingstock' Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Sunday took aim at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her claims to Native American ancestry after being asked about President Trump's apparent reference to the "Trail of Tears" in a tweet mocking the Massachusetts senator. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "You know, I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American.

GOP officials' last-ditch effort to stall Trump . Trump , meanwhile, is winning over working-class whites and evangelical voters who are angry with Washington's political class One of his top aides in the 2012 race, Katie Packer, is heading a super PAC that is launching attack ads against Trump .

President Trump tore into congressional Republicans Friday for their failure to pass big legislation, effectively firing back at But Trump has been struggling to pass elements of his agenda through the GOP -controlled Congress. A source told Fox News that in striking the short-term debt-ceiling deal

Trump has repeatedly attacked Warren over her past claims of Native American ancestry and has consistently referred to her as "Pocahontas" in tweets and at campaign rallies.

Warren announced her bid for president over the weekend, vowing to fight against a "rigged system" of which she said the billionaire GOP president was a "symptom."

The Massachusetts senator has come under scrutiny recently for previously identifying herself as Native American and releasing a DNA test showing she likely has a distant Native American ancestor. Warren publicly apologized for previously identifying as a Native American last week.

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