Donald Trump Supporter Mocks Elizabeth Warren's Native American Heritage with War Whoop

Howie Carr said Donald Trump told him not to apologize for the moment, which has been dubbed culturally insensitive

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A Donald Trump supporter mocked Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s Native American heritage by using a stereotypical war whoop during a speech at a Bangor, Maine, rally for the GOP’s presumptive nominee on Wednesday.

“You know Elizabeth Warren, right?” Howie Carr, a well-known conservative radio host and media personality, asked the rally crowd, before tapping his open mouth with his palm while whooping – the way children did decades ago while playing “Cowboys and Indians.”

The chant comes after Trump dubbed Warren “Pocahontas,” and charged during a phone interview that Warren has “used the fact that she was Native American to advance her career. Elizabeth Warren is a total fraud. I know it. Other people who work with her know it. Elizabeth Warren is a total fraud.” According to the New York Times, Trump supporters have chanted Indian war cries at previous rallies, as well.

In response to Carr’s rally speech, Jackie Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, said in a statement to Time, “We are outraged at the lack of cultural sensitivity and ignorance being portrayed as the race towards the White House continues.”

“This is not a fight about political correctness, but rather a matter of respect for our people, our lands, our governments, and our youth.”

Carr defended the whoop in a column for the Boston Herald on Thursday, saying that Trump urged him to stand behind the controversial moment.

” ‘Whatever you do, don’t apologize,’ he said. ‘You never hear me apologize, do you? That’s what killed Jimmy the Greek way back. Remember? He was doing okay ’til he said he was sorry,’ ” Carr said Trump told him.

He added, “I was speaking extemporaneously when I free-associated Fauxchohantas’ name, and suddenly a war whoop seemed appropriate for the occasion.”

Warren’s heritage has been a constant target for Trump’s campaign. Her former opponent, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, has also called for her to take a DNA test to prove her ancestry.

In response, Warren – who is campaigning for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clintonsaid on The View, Tuesday, “Donald Trump will say or do anything. So will Scott Brown.”

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