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Something interesting? Yes, this is something interesting:

Donald Trump refers to Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ in awkward White House meeting

US President Donald Trump is reportedly continuing to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’, a nickname he used for her during his election campaign.

Warren, a Democrat senator from Massachusetts, has a well-documented feud with the Republican, with the pair frequently taking to Twitter to exchange barbs.

Trump took to referring to Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ in a reference to her Native American ancestry, which he has claimed is fabricated, while she insists is her background.

During a meeting on 10 February, Trump had referred to Warren as Pocahontas several times, while discussing her opposition to Trump’s Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed this week, largely refusing to use her real name.

He reportedly told Democrats: “Pocahontas is now the face of your party,” New York Daily News reported.

Stop here for a moment, readers. For those not up on American history:

Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) was a Native American notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she is said to have saved the life of a captive of the Native Americans, the Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. Some historians have suggested that this story, as told by Smith, is untrue.

Anyhow, there is more. So, what’s the connection with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren? Glad you asked:

In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Warren’s name was put forward by liberal Democrats as a possible presidential candidate. However, Warren repeatedly stated that she was not running for President in 2016. In October 2013, she joined with the other fifteen Senate Democratic women in signing a letter that encouraged Hillary Clinton to run. There was much speculation about Warren being added to the Democratic ticket as a vice-presidential candidate. On June 9, 2016, after the California Democratic primary, Warren formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. In response to questions when she endorsed Clinton, Warren said that she believed she was ready to be vice president, but she was not being vetted.

Warren took an active role in the 2016 presidential elections, pointing to Donald Trump, the then Republican presumptive nominee, as dishonest, uncaring of people and “a loser”. She also criticized Trump for his stance on the Trump University case, calling him a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself.” In return, Trump mocked her for her description of her Native American heritage, calling her “the Indian”, “goofy” and “Pocahontas“.

Is it just me, or has anybody else noticed a considerable degree of civility has gone out of American political discourse?

What I find additionally disturbing about this exchange, an exchange at the highest levels of the United States government, is that Senator Warren allowed Donald Trump’s remarks slide by so casually. That is, unless I am missing something not reported. Call me a weak-kneed liberal snowflake if you want, but if the President of the United States ever pulled something like that on me, in public or in private, I would have responded. How? For one, I would have brought “The Golden Shower” into  the conversation. Being even better prepared, I would have whipped out my copy of the Pee Pee Tape, see above. Being even better prepared than that, I  might even  pass over to the President a copy of a certain memo. And I might call attention to a specific paragraph, currently unverified.

So, the new President says of Democrats, “Pocahontas is now the face of your party.” Bring it on. The face of the Republican party is coming to be The Golden Shower.

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