On Monday, Donald Trump set his pettiness lasers to stun when he hosted three Navajo Code Talkers at the White House. The gentlemen were meant to be honored as the Code Talkers were troops who were able to pass on vital information using a secret, unbreakable code language during World War II. But coming as a surprise to few, Donald Trump was unable to keep focus on the veterans who were there to be honored for their bravery and incredible contribution. To his credit (?), Trump did appear to attempt to deliver an admittedly rambling and milquetoast speech to “honor” the Navajo Code Talkers, but then he deviated wildly from the script in order to shade Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here… although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time … longer than you — they call her Pocahontas!”
They, of course, primarily being Donald Trump. Repeatedly. So while thinking Americans united with sentient beings galaxy-wide in wondering just what in the hell made Trump think that was a remotely acceptable thing to say to any audience, in any context, there are some who found the president’s “joke” less appalling. And by some, I mean one of his kids.
Eric Trump, the Jan Brady of the Trump boys, defended his father via perhaps the only medium apart from the Fox & Friends studio from which his family knows how to communicate; twitter.
The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie “Pocahontas”) inferring that the name is “offensive” is truly staggering to me.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 28, 2017
But the response on twitter was much more vociferous in response to the perpetual middle child’s weak defense of his father’s slur.
Well then, ask Native Americans. Here, since you’re so fricken stupid I’ll just tell you…. it’s the context in which he uses it. Damn you’re an idiot.
— CarrieDahl 🇺🇸 (@CarrieDDahl) November 28, 2017
First of all its the listener who infers. The speaker implies. Second, there’s a massive difference between a children’s movie and a racially motivated slur being repeatedly used against a sitting US Senator. Besides your father and grandpa LIED about being Swedish for decades.
— Ivye Allen (@ivye_m) November 28, 2017
Are you actually this dumb or is it just an act to appear this dumb?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 28, 2017
As for us, we just want thank The Brady Bunch Movie and tell Eric Trump, “Sure, Jan.”