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Calling Warren "Pocahontas" is inappropriate but she did lie

Most candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in next year's election aren't shying away from President Donald Trump's criticism of her claims of Native American heritage, although all but one say they won't be adopting Trump's habit of deriding the Massachusetts Democrat as "Pocahontas."

Warren has called the Republican president's use of the name a racial slur.

Trump again used Pocahontas to refer to Warren during a recent White House event honoring Navajo Code Talkers. Business executive John Kingston said that Trump's decision to use the name during the veteran's event was inappropriate but that his criticism is fair.

"I certainly won't be using such a term on the campaign trail--but Sen. Warren's misrepresentation of her heritage is part of a pattern that clearly troubles voters, one of using mistruths, divisive rhetoric and grandstanding to advance herself and now boost her presidential ambitions," Kingston said.

Source: Boston Globe on 2018 Massachusetts Senatorial race , Dec 5, 2017

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