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President Donald Trump speaks at an Oval Office event honoring Native American Code Talkers. From left, Fleming Begaye, Thomas Begay and Peter MacDonald. (Photo courtesy the White House)

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Trump ‘Pocahontas’ remark overshadows Code Talkers event

WASHINGTON – Tribal groups reacted swiftly Monday after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator “Pocahontas,” what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.