The head of the National Congress of American Indians issued a 17-minute long exasperated sigh after hearing news that U.S. President Donald Trump used a slur at an event meant to honour WW2 Code Talkers.
During the event, held on Monday in the Oval Office, Trump referred to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”
“HHHHUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,” said NCAI President Jefferson Keele in a statement.
“Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughghghgh,” he added.
That sentiment was echoed by Indigenous Peoples in both the U.S. and Canada, some of whom also issued sighs of varying lengths—the longest of which, by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, lasted a full 49 minutes.