Howie Carr Mocks Elizabeth Warren with ‘War Whoop’ at Donald Trump Rally
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Another day, another controversy for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Boston talk radio host Howie Carr stopped by the presumptive Republican nominee’s rally in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, and he took a few questionable shots at Elizabeth Warren.
“I heard Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren [were] campaigning,” Carr said to chorus of boos from the crowd.
The Boston Herald columnist went on to mock the Massachusetts Senator by putting his hands to his mouth for a “war whoop,” a not-so-subtle dig at Warren’s claim to having Native American heritage.
Carr said that he got some advice from Trump, who allegedly told him not to apologize for the “war whoop.”
“Whatever you do, don’t apologize,” he said. “You never hear me apologize, do you? That’s what killed Jimmy the Greek way back. Remember? He was doing okay ’til he said he was sorry.”
Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was a former CBS sports commentator who was fired by the network in 1988 after making disparaging remarks against African Americans, saying that they were “bred” to be better at sports than whites.
It’s not a huge surprise that Trump would encourage Carr to stand by his statement as the presidential candidate hasn’t been shy about criticizing Warren’s claims to having Native American heritage, often referring to the senator as “Pocahontas.”
“I wasn’t going to say I was sorry for mentioning the name of the fake Indian and then doing a few seconds of a war whoop,” Carr said in his column.