Native Americans push back against Trump rally rhetoric

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council (Front Row: L to R – Treasurer Jean Swift; Vice Chairwoman Fatima Dames; Chairman Rodney Butler; Secretary Marjorie Colebut-Jackson Back Row: L to R – Councilor Daniel Menihan; Councilor Roy Colebut-Ingram; Councilor Richard E. Sebastian; Courtesy of https://www.mptn-nsn.gov/default.aspx)

 

(BOSTON) JULY 10 – ANOTHER TEMPEST STIRRED UP BY THE RHETORIC OF THE DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN THAT HAS AMERICA’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY PUSHING BACK.
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PEQUOT CHAIRMAN RODNEY BUTLER NOTES THAT WHILE HIS TRIBE ISN’T PRO-TRUMP OR PRO-CLINTON HE IS A DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. OTHER TRIBAL MEMBERS WILL BE GOING TO THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. HE ALSO SAYS HE HAS HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP IN THE PAST WITH DONALD TRUMP APPEARING ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. TRUMP’S 1993 TESTIMONY WAS MADE WHEN HE WAS TRYING TO STOP BUTLER’S TRIBE FROM OPENING A COMPETITIVE CASINO.
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RODNEY BUTLER, CHAIRMAN OF THE CONNECTICUT-BASED  MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT NATION, SAYS HIS OR THE TRIBE’S POLITICS ARE NOT THE POINT OF HIS OBJECTIONS TO THE RHETORIC WHICH HE SAYS MOCKS NATIVE AMERICANS.