Last week during the debate regarding the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general, the Senate silenced Elizabeth Warren as she tried to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King 30 years ago in opposition to his nomination for a federal judgeship. As Elizabeth tried to read the letter, Republicans accused Warren of violating a rules against impugning another Senator. She was barred from participating in the debate. However, 3 other male Senators were able to read the same letter uninterrupted. This sparked a public outcry. In attempting to silence her,
majority Republicans just handed the liberal firebrand a megaphone — further elevating President Donald Trump’s fiercest and most prominent critic in the Senate and turning her into a Democratic hero.
Because Elizabeth Warren claims Native American heritage, her Cherokee lineage remains unproven, in the past Trump has referred to her as Pocahontas. Rather than apologize to Warren, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump stated “I do regret calling her Pocahontas because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas — so to Pocahontas I would like to apologize to you.”
After last week’s events, Trump is still referring to Warren as Pocahontas. So to turn the insult on its head, we thought it would be funny to make a video of Elizabeth Warren reading the lyrics of “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney movie Pocahontas to Trump. This turned into a dialogue. We hope you enjoy.