The Washington Post issued an official correction after falsely claiming that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War:
Round 2 of legacy media, blue checkmark tweet delete spree starts now! pic.twitter.com/5IZSCpDlIo
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) January 22, 2019
Now that it’s official, your move Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran Nathan Phillips endured hateful taunts with dignity and strength, then urged us all to do better.
Listen to his words: https://t.co/ymHRxVA91K
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 20, 2019
And Kirsten Powers:
2) Nathan Phillips says they chanted "build that wall." It's not clear from video what they are chanting so it can't be proven they weren't, tho they say they didn't. Amazing how many people automatically take the word of high school boys over a Vietnam vet and elder.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) January 20, 2019
And Soledad O’Brien:
Goals 2019. Still singing my song and pounding on my drum, regardless of who’s doing what in front of me. Steadfast in the face of intimidation—and still going calmly about my way. Thank you Nathan Phillips, Omaha elder and Vietnam Vet, for the inspiration.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 19, 2019
And Andrew Gillum:
It only seems appropriate to honor Vietnam War Veteran, NATIVE American and Omaha elder, Nathan Phillips, over those who spew hatred and ignorance. pic.twitter.com/qG2sIJTRR7
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 20, 2019
The Native American elder that MAGA racists mocked is Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips. He holds a regular ceremony for Native American veterans buried at Arlington.
So the racists who claim kneeling dishonors Vets—just dishonored a Veteran to his face?https://t.co/Mdb3Ng6Dho
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 19, 2019
And on and on and on and on:
VIDEO: Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder
The Native man is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha keeper of a sacred pipe and a Vietnam Veteran. https://t.co/fWrm0wjmNP
Story by @VinceSchilling
— Vincent Schilling (@VinceSchilling) January 19, 2019
Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam veteran, stood dignified and unbowed in the literal face of white aggression. As expected. The MAGA hats make it easier to see, but this is older than Trump and his flock. It isn’t “kids being kids.” It is America being America. pic.twitter.com/udHYot6EGZ
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) January 19, 2019
A group of teens wearing "MAGA" hats surrounded Nathan Phillips — an Omaha Nation elder and Vietnam War veteran — mocking and harassing him as he sang the American Indian Movement song on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. https://t.co/BOUNPd3F47 pic.twitter.com/8s0HUjeKl6
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) January 19, 2019
This is happening in 2019. Appalled & enraged doesn’t BEGIN to cover it. These young men r part of an allegedly spiritual group, #CovingtonCatholic school. Where are their teachers, their elders? I give elder #NathanPhillips, a Vietnam Vet & Omaha elder, my respect & gratitude. https://t.co/0Duz1T18F6
— Jennifer Beals (@jenniferbeals) January 19, 2019
The man who the kids in MAGA hats jeered at on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? His name is Nathan Phillips. He’s a Vietnam Veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in Arlington National Cemetery. https://t.co/o9iFQH4KCy
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 19, 2019
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct an editing error.
‘Doesn’t REALLY add up’: Tweep’s thread on Nathan Phillips’ claims of Vietnam service will make you go HMMMMM https://t.co/5CGJmkqIGG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 21, 2019