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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 06:26 PM Feb 2017

Al Franken to Dem senators: Call Trump racist to his face for Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas slur [View all]

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) suggested on Sunday that Democratic senators should have stood up to President Donald Trump and accused him of racism when he recently used the racial slur “Pocahontas” to refer to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

In a so-called “listening session” with 10 Democratic senators last week, Trump reportedly got no pushback when he repeatedly called Warren “Pocahontas” while making the point that she had become the face of “your party.”

“I heard this from a couple of my colleagues who were there,
” Franken told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “And I — I would have said something.”

“I would have said, ‘Mr. President, with due respect, that’s racist. Please stop doing that. I’m on Indian Affairs (subcommittee). This is completely unacceptable. You really should stop doing this. It doesn’t serve anybody.'”


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we dems.. samnsara Feb 2017 #1
+1 nt ProudProgressiveNow Feb 2017 #18
that's right onetexan Feb 2017 #19
I agree! We have too much at stake in 2018! Initech Feb 2017 #20
I want to know who the ten are hvn_nbr_2 Feb 2017 #2
+1, we have to get dem reps to act first uponit7771 Feb 2017 #8
I agree. Tell us who the 10 Democratic Senators were. Blue_true Feb 2017 #21
Not only should they have called him out dgibby Feb 2017 #3
Exactly so---they should have walked out. Paladin Feb 2017 #4
Yep. n/t demmiblue Feb 2017 #5
+1 uponit7771 Feb 2017 #6
This needs to be on every show on the media DK504 Feb 2017 #15
+ 1 red dog 1 Feb 2017 #24
The dem who does this first is going to get 25usd from me... I pray they stand up and stand out uponit7771 Feb 2017 #7
Franken is the future of the resistance, I'm convinced. (nt) ehrnst Feb 2017 #9
Me too shenmue Feb 2017 #10
I'm unsure if this is racism ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #11
stick with calling him a racist...it's easier to spell for many... OnDoutside Feb 2017 #27
He Did It During the Campaign, Too Leith Feb 2017 #12
I am Happy to See this Initiative from Senator Franken. And I would Propose an Important Extension. DDySiegs Feb 2017 #13
"I would have said, Mr. President, with due respect, thats racist. Please stop doing that. Im on Cha Feb 2017 #14
The Pocahantas/Fauxahantas slur against her has become very mainstream, though MrPurple Feb 2017 #17
We cannot be scared of them. Cha Feb 2017 #23
Well Cha bdamomma Feb 2017 #33
They should be scared, bdamomma. Facts and Truth are Cha Feb 2017 #34
I refer to Trump as "Chief Birther" bucolic_frolic Feb 2017 #16
Our protestors risk life and limb tavernier Feb 2017 #22
WHO ARE THE 10 DEM SENATORS? red dog 1 Feb 2017 #25
Why stop with Trump? guillaumeb Feb 2017 #26
why heaven05 Feb 2017 #28
They should say we don't talk to racists and walk out of every meeting the demigoddess Feb 2017 #29
here are some of them mercuryblues Feb 2017 #30
I agree Dallasdem1988 Feb 2017 #31
What the hell??? bdamomma Feb 2017 #32
I really expect better out of Tester and Bennet. Tatiana Feb 2017 #35
Michael Bennet? My senator. mountain grammy Feb 2017 #36
He should be called a racist for many more reasons than this. Liberty Belle Feb 2017 #37
Love Al Franken! Vinnie From Indy Feb 2017 #38
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