Some Native Americans aren’t ready to bury the hatchet with Elizabeth Warren.
Warren was invited to address the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, and it was awkward almost from the start.
The moderator at the Native American Forum in Iowa today had to ask the crowd to applaud after he suggested the Elizabeth Warren could be the next President. pic.twitter.com/UKZlJBgBjR
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 19, 2019
“It’s a wonderful day Native Americans across this country should celebrate. Today, we’re sharing the stage with a future president, perhaps,” he said.
After an awkward silence, he chided, “I would expect more excitement from our Native citizens!”
The crowd politely applauded again.
Warren, dubbed “Pocahontas” by President Trump, began by fessing up to her “mistakes”.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Native American forum: "I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened, and I have learned a lot."
"It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country…that's what I promise I will do as president." pic.twitter.com/Z0IhlvQnQK
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2019
“Before I go any further in this I want to say this: like anyone who’s been honest with themselves I know I’ve made mistakes. I’m sorry for any harm I’ve caused,” Warren said.
“I have learned a lot and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together. It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country and that’s what I’ve tried to do as a senator, and that is what I promise to do as President of the United States of America.”