Trump shares tweet asking why Elizabeth Warren would have ‘lied’ about being Native American if white privilege exists

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Elizabeth Warren, who Donald Trump criticised on Thursday with a retweet: REUTERS
Elizabeth Warren, who Donald Trump criticised on Thursday with a retweet: REUTERS

Donald Trump has shared a Twitter post from a right-wing activist questioning if white privilege exists because, in their words, Elizabeth Warren “lied” about being Native American to “get ahead”.

The US president shared the tweet on Thursday amid nationwide demonstrations against institutionalised racism and police brutality in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death last week.

Republican activist and The MAGA doctrine author, Charlie Kirk, posted the tweet on Wednesday night.

He wrote: “If ‘White Privilege’ existed, why did Elizabeth Warren have to lie about being a Native American to get ahead in life?’

Twitter users were quick to condemn Mr Trump’s apparent endorsement of the post.

“This is a tweet that DonaldTrump just retweeted... I don’t know if he’s just not paying attention or our president believes white privilege doesn’t exist. I’m intrigued to see how this unfolds,” wrote one Twitter user.

The president has continued to taunt the Democratic senator and ex-2020 presidential candidate with the “Pocahontas” slur because she had maintained that she had some Native American ancestry.

Ms Warren issued an apology to Native Americans in August 2019 over the controversy of her claims.

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