Fox's Mike Huckabee defends Trump's racist "Pocahontas" remark by invoking Disney movies

Fox's Mike Huckabee defends Trump's racist "Pocahontas" remark by invoking Disney movies 

Huckabee: "They've made a billion dollars off the Pocahontas franchise. Let me ask you something. Is that racist? Have they made money off racism?"

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From the November 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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MIKE HUCKABEE: Look, I think it's absurd that the press are trying to hammer the Trump administration, and specifically the president, on his use of the term “Pocahontas.” One of the people asking that question is employed by ABC, which owns Disney, or maybe Disney owns ABC. They've made a billion dollars off the Pocahontas franchise. Let me ask you something: Is that racist? Have they made money off racism? Because if so, then they need to apologize, and they need to discontinue all of their merchandise and all their movies regarding Pocahontas. The bigger question, though -- and I think Sarah alluded to this -- Elizabeth Warren lied about her ancestry in order to advance her career. That is what ought to be outrageous to people. And why isn't the left upset about cultural appropriation? I mean, that's something we hear about all the time. You cannot culturally appropriate something. Well, that's what she's done. So I'm just waiting for a little consistency from the left. That would be kind of nice to see.

Previously:

Fox's Brit Hume: It "is unfair" to call Trump's "Pocahontas" attack a "racist slur," it's "essentially harmless"

Watch A Native American Reporter Explain Why Trump's Mocking Use Of "Pocahontas" Is "Extremely Offensive"

Right-Wing Media Adopt Trump’s “Pocahontas” Attacks On Elizabeth Warren

Trump Surrogate Howie Carr's Long History Of Attacking Elizabeth Warren With Native American Stereotypes

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