While President Donald Trump‘s administration is under scrutiny for possible collusion with Russia, he’s pointing fingers in every other direction and being racist while he’s doing it.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump expressed his upset for not being privy to what’s going on with the investigation and deflected to —once again— his former running mate Hillary Clinton. He also revived his offensive nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren — Pocahontas. Warren has said before that she has Native American heritage in her family.
What fueled his fire this time was Donna Brazile, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairperson who accused the Clinton campaign of making a joint fundraising agreement with the DNC to have control over the party’s finances, strategy and staffing before the primaries began.
On Thursday’s The Larry O’Connor Show, the commander in chief said “the saddest thing” about being president is that he is not supposed to give orders to the Justice Department or FBI. Adding that he was “very frustrated” that he could not be involved with those agencies, and said it was “very discouraging to me” that they were not “going after Hillary Clinton.”
Trump doubled down Friday morning with a Twitter rant that called out Clinton and Warren, after she said she agreed with Brazile’s statements.
As Mass Live notes, Trump repeatedly referred to Warren — one of his most outspoken critics— as “Pocahontas” throughout the 2016 campaign. Considering every tweet from his personal account is an official presidential statement, it’s safe to say we know exactly where Trump stands when it comes to racial insensitivity.
And just in case you were wondering, the White House has said nothing to clean up his comments.
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