Trump taps hand over mouth while saying 'wah wah wah' to honor Navajo Code Talkers

THE WHITE HOUSE — President Donald Trump welcomed heroic Native American World War II veterans to the White House on Tuesday with a customary greeting consisting of him tapping his hand over his mouth while saying "wah wah wah," sources confirmed today.

Trump honored surviving members of the Navajo Code Talkers at the White House for their service during World War II and their later service to their home tribes of the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins, officials said.

"What an honor it is to be here among such fine squaws," Trump said to the three former Navajo Code Talkers alongside him. "You were here long before any of us were here, although we have a representative in Congress who, they say, was here a long time ago. They call her 'Pocahontas.'"

"I loved that movie, didn't you love that movie?" Trump added. "And corn. I think corn is just fantastic. Although I guess you Injun guys call it maize. That's great. Believe me."

The president was later criticized for his mention of 'Pocahontas' in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who falsely claimed Native American heritage in her law school directory. However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off the criticism as "fake news."

"You guys will just get outraged at anything and everything the president does," Sanders told reporters during a press briefing. "Everything I read is just like a liberal trail of tears."

Following the ceremony, Trump attended a luncheon featuring traditional Native American fare, including cornbread, succotash, and whiskey.

Drew Ferrol contributed reporting.