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Michael Hiltzik: In a racist tweet, Trump treats the genocidal Trail of Tears as a laughing matter

Among President Donald Trump's indisputable accomplishments in his mere two years in office is that he has made overt racism acceptable once again in political discourse for Republicans and conservatives.

The latest example came from Trump himself on Saturday, within hours of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's announcement of her presidential candidacy.

Everyone expected Trump to engage soberly and frankly with the Massachusetts senator's core message of income inequality and the rigging of the American economy in favor of the rich.

Just kidding! Everyone expected Trump to respond with the utmost crudeness and crassness. He didn't disappoint.

Trump tweeted: "Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the

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