On Monday the President of United States joked that Senator Elizabeth Warren was 'Pocahontas'.

The reference was made at an event for veterans from the Navajo Nation, and was deemed by many to be offensive.

The White House event honoured Navajo code talkers, who were recruited from the Southwest nation of Native Americans to become Marines.

Speaking at the event President Trump said;

I just want to thank you. You're very very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her 'Pocahontas'.

The representative who was the punch line of that joke was Massachusetts' Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Trump's son Eric, aged 33, responded on Twitter by dragging the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas.

The film has been frequently criticised for glossing over historical details, so much so a number of websites and publications have been created to tell 'the real story' of Pocahontas.

Blaming a currently active ABC journalist for a film made 22-years-ago by their parent company was Eric Trump's grand response.

To add insult to injury, the President's remark was made right under a portrait of President Andrew 'Indian Killer' Jackson, which he had moved to the Oval Office upon winning the presidency.

President Trump called Warren 'Pocahontas' while running for office in 2016 during a discussion with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. In the conversation, Trump dismissed Warren's Native American heritage as 'phony'.

US News speculates that Mr Trump could be returning to the barb because he's worried Warren might be a contender for the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2020.

Warren, whose heritage has been questioned in the past, was able to see off doubters during her 2012 Senate race. However, should she attempt to run for the Oval Office she would most likely face the allegations once again.

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