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DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on President Trump’s racial slur disparagingly calling U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” at an event that was supposed to honor Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office:

“Donald Trump continues to debase the office of the presidency. These code talkers deserve our nation’s praise and gratitude, not a president who disrespects the Native American community and dishonors Native American veterans. What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history. Our country deserves better than this.”