"Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), in a string of tweets, said that Trump should go with him to visit tribal lands in South Dakota, where the 1890 massacre took place, adding that the country should “mend our history through reconciliation [and] mutual respect.”
“The Wounded Knee Massacre was one of the darkest moments in our history. It should never be used as a punchline,” Rounds said on Monday.
Asked about Trump’s comments, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, separately told reporters that he wished Trump “wouldn’t do that.”
“I wish he wouldn’t tweet as much, [as] I’ve said many times in the past. That’s obviously a very sensitive part of our state’s history. So yeah, I wish he’d stay away from it,” Thune told reporters.
The public pushback comes after Trump mocked a video of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over the weekend and renewed his use of his racially charged nickname for the potential 2020 contender: Pocahontas."
I hate to tell them but “suggesting” stuff to our president isn’t gonna help. He doesn’t care who he offends and will continue to insult people for the rest of his life. President Trump will continue to call Congress person Warren “Pocahontas”.
And, interestingly, evangelicals are okay with it.