Trump and Don Jr. make jokes about Native American genocide in their attacks on Elizabeth Warren

Saturday in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she will be seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, saying she wants to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.”

A few hours later, President Donald Trump decided he’d attack Warren, whom he often derisively refers to as “Pocahontas,” on Twitter:

The all-caps mention of the campaign “trail” was widely seen as a reference to the infamous Trail of Tears which forced Native Americans to relocate after the passage of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. At least 4,000 members of the Cherokee nation died on the Trail of Tears. Millions of Native Americans were slaughtered by U.S. government forces and made to move to reservations.

As if the president’s tweet wasn’t offensive and insensitive enough, his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. then shared an image on Instagram that was equally tasteless:

The reaction on social media was immediate and righteously harsh:

This is the kind of crap that’s going to guarantee Trump loses in 2020 if he hasn’t already been impeached.

Featured Image Via the BBC