President Donald Trump’s loving nickname for Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, “Pocahontas,” is ruffling feathers. It’s been hailed as sexist, misogynist, and especially racist by all the people you’d expect, but not so much by someone you wouldn’t expect.
According to an interview with Sky News, Debbie “White Dove” Porreco isn’t taking any offense to Trump’s name for Warren, and she’s an actual descendant of Pocahontas herself.
In fact, not only is she not taking offense, she looks at Trump as a “hero.”
“I know that he uses ‘Pocahontas’ sometimes with Elizabeth Warren,” said Porreco. “He said, ‘well does that offend you when I use that?’ And I told him no, it doesn’t offend me.”
“If Pocahontas were alive today, she would be very proud of President Trump,” Porreco told Sky News. “Just like Pocahontas was a heroine, Donald Trump is going to be our hero.”
Sky News didn’t just stop with an interview with Pocahontas’s descendant, however. Spliced into the video was also an interview with Irene Bedard, the woman who voiced Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney movie of the same name.
“Do I think Pocahontas would be a fan of Trump? Oh no,” Bedard said. “Misogyny and bullying and name-calling at its finest. It is not intelligent discourse.”