Washington, D.C.: The Walt Disney Company has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump because he used the nickname "Pocahontas" to deride Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Pocahontas taunt "goes too far", claims Disney, asserting that Trump violated U.S. trademark and trade dress laws with his reference.
Disney claims that Pocahontas is a beautiful princess and should not be confused or maligned with a politician, male or female. The company claims full ownership over the name and image of Pocahontas. Mr. Trump failed to obtain a trademark license and to pay the required licensing royalties.
Trump used the Pocahontas reference to retaliate against Warren's recent tweets about him, which assert that Trump is an Oompa Loompa. Oompa Loompas are little orange men imagined by Roald Dahl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, made famous by the Gene Wilder film, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Oompa Loompas' orange color is strikingly similar to Trump's skin tone. President Obama noted recently, "Orange is not the new black!"
Both Disney and Trump have ignored the views of members of the Navajo Nation, who believe the use of the historical figure in movies or to mock politicians is inappropriate. The Navajo Nation stated, "Nobody owns Pocahontas. She is not a slave and she is not a princess. She should not be a fantasy of little girls, Disney, Donald Trump, or Elizabeth Warren."
Warren is one of Trump's most vocal critics and was criticized herself during her 2012 campaign for claiming she had Native American ancestry, which some say were false claims made by her to advance her career at Harvard University.
"I have high cheek bones," claimed Warren in 2012.
Psychologists have determined that Warren's desire to be associated with Pocahontas reflects an early childhood fantasy to be a Disney princess, which continued with Warren well into late adulthood.
Warren seems to confuse Disney fiction with reality. Warren stated recently, "I was told to 'let it go' by Queen Elsa once but I just couldn't do it."
Trump has reportedly denounced the lawsuit and the claims made by members of the Navajo Nation, stating that they are "political correctness nonsense". Trump had no comment on whether he is an Oompa Loompa.