A Lakota journalist just torched Trump and his enablers in powerful response to “Trail” of Tears tweet

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This afternoon, President Trump provoked outrage when he made what was quite obviously a joke about the genocidal forced relocation known as the “Trail of Tears” that followed the passage of the Indian Removal Act by Trump’s idol, the racist murderer Pres. Andrew Jackson.

His appalling comments came as part of an attack tweet against Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS), who officially announced her 2020 presidential bid this afternoon.

Warren’s progressive policy platform of directly confronting the wealthy elites and making the billionaire class pay their fair share represents an existential threat to Trump and his ilk, and Trump has settled on identity politics as the way to tear her down.

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He obsessively mocks her for her admittedly unwise decision to do a DNA test to “prove” her minute Native American heritage and attempts to paint her as “racist” for putting too much stock in an overexaggerated familial narrative — and as the president grows more and more insecure, the more appalling his attacks have become.

The Trail of Tears killed anywhere from two to eight thousand innocent Native Americans as greedy white racists drove them out of their ancestral home at gunpoint and marched them thousands of miles west.

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While his defenders weep and moan and complain that he’s being taken out of context, Trump has spent decades smearing Native Americans with disgusting racism and just a month ago invoked the genocidal massacres of Native Americans at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee by American soldiers as a way to attack Elizabeth Warren.

Ruth Hopkins, a Dakota and Lakota Sioux journalist, took to Twitter this afternoon and called out the president’s defenders and his media enablers for giving him the benefit of the doubt when he clearly doesn’t deserve it and is obviously just blowing racist dog-whistles for his hooting and baying white supremacist fans to laugh at.

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Anyone giving Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt right now or pretending that he doesn’t know what he’s doing is just whitewashing his obvious racism. The massacre of thousands of innocents is nothing but a punchline to him in his incessant campaign to cyberbully a sitting United States Senator and any mainstream media weenie treating it as anything else deserves to lose their job on the spot.

You should follow Ruth Hopkins on Twitter.

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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