Trump appears to joke about Native American genocide

Donald Trump has been condemned after appearing to make a joke about the Trail of Tears – the forced relocation of Native Americans leading to the deaths of thousands of people – as he mocked the launch of Democrat Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign.

He 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 campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

By capping up the word "trail", Trump seemingly made a reference to the removal of Native Americans from ancestral lands onto reservations during the 1800s.

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