As the presumptive GOP nominee for president touches down on Arizona, he brings with him his hate-mongering candidacy.
Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked hard-working Arizonans - Latinos, Muslims, women, and POW's - in a blatant disregard of the office he currently seeks.
But in a state with a richness of Native American history - his attacks on Native Americans can’t be ignored.
Yesterday the New York Times highlighted his attacks on Native Americans, by reporting:
“In rallies, at news conferences and on Twitter, Mr. Trump has repeatedly called Ms. Warren “Pocahontas” and “goofy.” Last month, when an indigenous Canadian journalist told him his use of the name was rude, Mr. Trump kept repeating it. At some of his campaign events, Mr. Trump’s supporters chant Indian war cries.
“Native Americans have taken notice.
“I think he definitely says it as a slur,” said Jacqueline Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. “No matter how he feels about Elizabeth Warren, to throw that out there is disrespectful to real Native Americans.”
His trail of insults know no boundaries, and this is why his candidacy is so dangerous.
Arizona’s Republican Leadership should be appalled at this type hate and division - but their silence, and even support, speaks volumes.
Read the New York Times article here.