President Donald Trump held another special event on Monday at the White House to pay respects to a unique set of World War II veterans known as the Navajo code talker. According to Newsweek, the Navajo code talkers were a special group of Native Americans recruited by the Marine Corps during WWII to assist at the Pacific Theater against the Imperial Japanese forces.
Conservative Tribune wrote, “beginning in 1942 and carrying on through the end of the war, a group of mostly Navajo Native Americans devised an intricate code utilizing certain words from the Navajo language. The language was virtually indecipherable to the Japanese, who were largely unfamiliar with it. Since it lacked a written alphabet, it was almost impossible to learn by an outsider.”
President Donald Trump stops to answers questions, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, on at South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Trump commented on the response to Hurricane Irma which he called “some big monster,” and praised both FEMA and the Coast Guard for their efforts as the storm made landfall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump told his guests. “Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time … longer than you — they call her Pocahontas.”
One of the Navajo code talkers was interviewed amid media backlash over Trump’s remarks. The code talker, Thomas Begay, admitted that he was somewhat “puzzled” by Trump’s inclusion of the joke about Warren, but he was in no way offended by it.
In fact, he went so far as to say that, “The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes and that didn’t offend me either.”
It’s nice to hear from a tough veteran who isn’t a SNOWFLAKE like the rest of this world!
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