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March 23 2018, 04:58 | Irvin Gilbert
"The president certainly finds an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals which is why he brought them and invited them to come to the White House, spent time with them, recognising and honouring them today", she said.
During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here".
Trump, while addressing one member of the Navajo group, said: "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people".
Trump has repeatedly mocked Warren for claims she has made about being part Native American. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as "Pocahontas" by calling the term an "unnecessary" ethnic slur.
Reports state that while Trump was talking to the three veterans, he stood beneath a portrait of controversial president Andrew Jackson - who ordered the forced removal of Native Americans from their ancestral land, causing the death of thousands belonging to the community.
"It's really hard to say that a DNA test would be able to identify how much Native American ancestry a person has", Garrison told the WashingtonPost.
President Trump began a media firestorm Monday after referring to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" at a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers.
"I've seen men and women of all ages break down in tears in honor and in awe of meeting them in person and they subsequently share their personal or family stories about how the Code Talkers affected their lives. You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said in the Oval Office.
The email comes following the president's offhand remarks at a White House event honoring Navajo code talkers.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president's comments after being grilled by reporters over why the president felt the need to say something "offensive" during the press briefing on Monday. "I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something to advance her career".
HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think that is a ridiculous response.
Warren's claims of Native-American heritage originated during her Senate campaign.