Maher: “Come on. They don’t like you, Pocahontas”
Yesterday, Professor Jacobson penned a compelling argument about the dangers of being “branded” by President Trump: Trump brands tend to spread . . . and stick.
The latest person to be branded, he explained, is Elizabeth Warren, who falsely claimed to be Native American in an attempt to further her career. You can read the details here.
Speaking at the NRA convention, Trump referred to Warren as “Pocahontas,” and the prof observed that “Trump is branding her. And being someone who was a fake Indian is her brand. She’ll never shake it.”
Indeed, not only will she never shake it, but now even her most fawning admirers are calling her “Pocahontas” to her face.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) didn’t appear to take kindly to comedian Bill Maher calling her “Pocahontas” to her face, a reference to President Trump’s derogatory nickname for her.
During an interview on HBO’s “Real Time” that aired Friday, Maher criticized Trump’s tax plan as favoring the wealthy and asked Warren why more working-class people still backed Trump and weren’t with the Democratic Party.
“They’re still with him. They’re not with you,” he said. “Explain to me what that disconnection is.”
“Actually, I’m going to push back. I disagree with you,” Warren said. “When you talk—”
“Well, his fans are not with you,” Maher shot back. “Come on. They don’t like you, Pocahontas.”
He grinned and his left-leaning crowd laughed, but Warren didn’t smile or even acknowledge the joke, moving on with her remarks about the progressive agenda.
What I find striking about this exchange—besides her apparent delusion that Trump supporters are “with her”—is that Maher is the one to deploy the “Pocahontas” brand and to raucous audience laughter and approval, no less.
Maher’s giddiness over Warren resulted in one of the most embarrassing and cringe-worthy displays of groveling adulation I’ve ever seen.
hard impossible to imagine that Maher slamming her as “Pocahontas.”
Yet a few years later he does just that. Something’s shifted, and it may well be devastating to Warren’s brand.DONATE
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