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Eric Trump doesn't think his dad’s “Pocahontas” remarks are offensive, because Disney made a movie once

“No, my dad is not racist. Hey, look over there!” (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

It hasn’t been easy, but Eric Trump has managed to out-embarrass every member of his family, except for his dad, who we’ll remind you is president of these United States. The younger Trump brother might have been left out of all the Russia meetings that Donald Jr. and Jared Kushner attended, and he may not have Ivanka’s security clearance, and it’s his wife who’s been entrusted with the Facebook wing of the Trump propaganda machine, but there is a place for him in the family as dotard in the making.

Take Eric’s response to the deserved criticism of Donald Trump’s ongoing racist remarks against Senator Elizabeth Warren. The president disparagingly referred to her as “Pocahontas” because she claims Native American heritage. And Trump Sr. can’t even claim that’s just a joke, because it was the first goddamn thing he thought to say when honoring Navajo veterans who’d served as Code Talkers yesterday. He also made a “chief” joke about John Kelly, which was only surprising because he didn’t apply that reference to himself as “commander in chief.”


After Trump was called out, Eric waited to see if any of the other, better loved children would stand up for white supremacy—er, Daddy. When Donald Jr. just tweeted some stuff about Trump holiday merchandise, the blonder, dumber brother saw an opportunity to win his father’s favor. But, like so many other things, he obviously didn’t think it through. To wit:

Let’s see if we can wade through this dummy’s logic. An ABC News journalist cannot report on his father making bigoted comments (which these days, is part and parcel with the gig) because Disney, which is now the parent company of the television group, once made a whole movie about Pocahontas. That film was rife with inaccuracies, but Eric doesn’t know that (he probably thinks singing trees are real), so he’s more likely to take offense at the repeat use of the name Pocahontas in a movie about Pocahontas titled Pocahontas. Just think about how many times that’s thrown around—it’s like a Quentin Tarantino movie, and no one called out Disney (well, they did, but it was about the depiction of events in the film). But hey, he might have actually used “irony” correctly, which would be a first for his family.

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