On Tuesday morning, Eric Trump attempted to defend his father’s racist remarks towards Senator Elizabeth Warren and the entire Native American community by citing a Disney movie of the same name.
Eric tried to make the argument that it was hypocritical for people to bash his father for calling someone “Pocahontas,” saying that it wasn’t offensive when Disney made a popular movie called Pocahontas.
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
Twitter users were outraged by this pathetic attempt to defend Trump’s constant racist slurs and proceeded to use his own explanation against him. Check this out:
the movie is about the real Pocahontas u stupid ass. ur dad is taking the name and using it as a slur. racist what part of that do u not get? just how dumb are you?
— @nyc_oz (@nyc_oz) November 28, 2017
Dude, that was her name. The problem is not calling someone by their name it’s
1. Referring to a race by one person’s name
2. Using it as an insult.
As if I wanted to imply someone’s white & not smart & I just call them an Eric
(It’s actually worse than that, but jokes be jokes)
— jenesaiswha (@jenesaiswha) November 28, 2017
the irony of an ineffectual son (whose parent has profited nearly a million dollars on fraudulent charities set up through family foundations) inferring that the company affiliation of a reporter is disqualifying is truly staggering to me
— Bernie Bernstein (@greenbean99999) November 28, 2017
Ummm, bright eyes, that movie was about celebrating the actual person Pocahontas. Your father using it as a term of derision for a Dem senator in front of heroes is what is offensive.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) November 28, 2017
The movie Pocahontas is about the real Pocahontas. Calling someone Pocahontas to insult them is not the same. Example: Calling people ‘Eric Trumps’ to point out how slow witted they are would be insulting to you.
— Alex Schriewer (@AlexSchriewer) November 28, 2017
Others were just amazed at how truly idiotic Trump’s son is:
The irony of Eric Trump (whose father is President of the United States) inferring that the name « Pocahontas », said in front of Native Americans war heroes is not « offensive », is truly staggering to me.
— silversly (@silversly) November 28, 2017
that movie was literally about Pocahontas. Disney hasn’t made a film about Elizabeth Warren. You moron.
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) November 28, 2017
You just can’t be this stupid
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) November 28, 2017
Telling the story of Pocahontas and titling the movie as such, is not the same. Surely you are not that stupid? Wait, I forgot I was talking to a Trump. You really are that stupid.
— Hilary Hake (@HilaryHake) November 28, 2017
It is truly appalling that Eric doesn’t understand the difference between honoring an historical female figure and insulting a living female with a slur. Calling Pocahontas Pocahontas is fine–that was her name. Calling a sitting senator Pocahontas to make fun of her Native American heritage IS a racial slur–against her and against the Native population. Apparently, the apple definitely doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the Trump clan.
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