Wounded Knee Tweet By President Trump Sparking Controversy

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A tweet by President Donald Trump is causing a lot of conversation.

On New Year’s Eve, Elizabeth Warren did an Instagram live video where she talked about a 2020 presidential run. She went live from her kitchen and her husband made an appearance in the video.

On Sunday night, President Trump tweeted about the video. He said that if Warren had done the video from Wounded Knee or Little Bighorn and if her husband dressed, quote, “in full Indian garb,” the video would have been “a smash”.

The President has been criticizing Warren since his 2016 campaign, when he began labeling her “Pocahontas” in a shot against her claims of Native American heritage.

After the President’s tweet on Sunday many are upset that President Trump was mocking or making fun of the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn.

The Wounded Knee massacre happened in southwestern South Dakota in 1890. Hundreds of Lakota Sioux men, women and children were killed by U.S. troops.

Sen. Mike Rounds responded to President Trump’s tweet. On Monday, he took to Twitter and said that the Wounded Knee Massacre was one of the darkest moments in our history. He added that it shouldn’t be used as a punch line.

We’re reaching out to the other members of South Dakota’s delegation to find out what they think.

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