Now Trump’s denigrating Native Americans, too.

So we can tack Native Americans onto the list that includes Hispanic people, Black people, Muslims, refugees and immigrants of all nationalities, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and just about any other minority or marginalized group in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has outwardly and boastfully offended.

Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Earlier today, at a news conference in North Dakota, Trump repeatedly referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren- whose claims of Native American ancestry have been called into question in the past– as “Pocahontas”:

Even if Warren’s ancestry is still up for debate- which it shouldn’t be- that’s not the issue here.

The issue is that the asinine, racist demagogue who appears to have about a 50/50 chance of winning the White House is continuing down the path of his hate-fueled, narcissistic campaign, and top ranked Republicans- including those from Maine’s congressional delegation and state legislature- have yet to denounce him.

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.