John McCain: Politicizing Navajo Code Talkers an 'insult to their sacrifice'

President Trump honored Navajo code talkers while making a derogatory comment towards Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain tweeted that President Donald Trump's "politicizing" of a ceremony honoring Native American veterans was "an insult to their sacrifice."

McCain doesn't cite the president by name in his tweet Tuesday. He says the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers for helping secure victory over tyranny and oppression during World War II.

He then adds: "Politicizing these genuine American heroes is an insult to their sacrifice."

READ MORE: Trump's comment steals spotlight from event honoring Navajo Code Talkers

During a White House event Monday, Trump revived past mocking comments he's made about Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for claims she made about being part Native American.

Trump said: "We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you."

RELATED: Navajo Nation to Trump after 'Pocahontas' comment: 'Cultural insensitivity is unfortunate'

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