During the Democratic National Convention this week, Elizabeth Warren was part of an online event for Native Americans.
You would think the Democrats would want to keep her away from such an event.
At one point, people in the live chat started mocking Warren, so Democrats shut it down.
The Washington Examiner reports:
DNC disables chatroom after trolls crash Warren appearance at Native American caucus meeting
So many trolls flooded a Democratic Convention Native American Caucus meeting where Elizabeth Warren was slated to speak that organizers disabled a chatroom accompanying the livestreamed event.
The Trump campaign and other conservatives on social media pointed out that the Massachusetts senator would be speaking at the event on Tuesday while alluding to Warren’s previous claims to Native American ancestry.
Some critics of Warren noticed that the sidebar chat in the convention room was accessible to anyone, some on Twitter encouraged others to join and post criticisms of Warren.
Posters sent messages referencing Pocahontas, a slur that President Trump uses when talking about Warren; “1/1024,” a reference to the small amount of Native American ancestry Warren could have based on a 2018 DNA test that showed she has a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago; and sent dozens of snake emojis, a way of calling Warren a “snake.”
It’s amazing that Democrats didn’t see this coming.
Trolls flooded a public chat room in a Democratic Convention Native American caucus meeting where Elizabeth Warren was slated to speak and it got so bad that organizers, unable to quickly delete every message, disabled ithttps://t.co/Qg9ZYXQnEC pic.twitter.com/hKHCX2w02t
— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) August 18, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is talking at the "DNC Native American Caucus Meeting." This is not photo-shopped. pic.twitter.com/L9Nid5O7jE
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 18, 2020
The DNC is including ***Elizabeth Warren*** as one of the participants in its Native American Caucus meeting today
Can't make it up pic.twitter.com/KDDjvyzTnq
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) August 18, 2020
Maybe Elizabeth Warren wasn’t the best choice for this particular event.