Elizabeth Warren hits back at Donald Trump by releasing DNA test

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"Elizabeth Warren releases DNA results indicating she has Native American heritage", announced NBC News. Trump added. "Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for revealing that Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is a complete and total Fraud!" Hours later, when asked about the donation during an appearance in Georgia, Trump said he would "only do it if I can test her personally". In light of Trump's broken $1 million pledge, Noah said, it seems a white man has made a promise to Warren "and then went back on what he said".

The six-page genetic data report, which was released on Sunday, is dated October 10.

Warren's test showed her native ancestor appeared in her lineage six to 10 generations back, making her less than 2 percent Native American. That study found that the average white person in America is roughly.19% African and.18% Native American.

Ms. Warren's purposeful ignorance, on the other hand, is far more telling than one-1024th of her blood.

"Of course, given the popularity of Trump's "Pocahontas" line on the right, there were already indications Monday that the president and his allies would not be assuaged by any efforts verifying Warren's claim to some Native American ancestry". They would never vote for Trump anyway, and Warren might run for president in 2020. Trump called her a "phony", while Sen.

"There's a distinction between citizenship and ancestry".

While speaking to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in NY on Thursday, Haley told the crowd organizers had "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test".

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On Wednesday, Warren told The Boston Globe that she wishes she had been more careful to distinguish between her claims about her family tree and the notion that she might belong to an actual tribe.

The Cherokee Nation released a statement in response Monday afternoon. "Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong", said the Cherokee Nation secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Questions about Warren's heritage first emerged during her race for the Senate in 2012, when reports surfaced that she listed herself as a racial minority in an academic legal directory. It is also about tribe sovereignty, which means a tribe gets to determine Native American identity, not a DNA test or family lore. The woman who comes to Okmulgee, Oklahoma, every year from Germany to visit Grandma for a month but brings with her money and gifts and steaks for the barbecue?

Warren's Republican challenger on November 6, Geoff Diehl, has largely avoided mentioning the controversy surrounding Warren's claims of Native American ancestry, though he has referenced it in some recent TV interviews, including during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News. This is a woman who built her political narrative claiming other people are rigging the system. Yet, the university was more than happy to tout Warren among their growing diverse faculty in the 1990s.

"I just want to thank you because you're very, very special people", he said.

Warren (D-Mass.) released a campaign video featuring a genealogy expert explaining that she has an estimated one Native ancestor. "This was just another part of it".

Now, Warren isn't innately dumb - she's a former Harvard Law professor. What made Warren, an intelligent human being, think such a thing?

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