Warren Releases DNA Results, Challenges Trump Over Native American Ancestry
- Author: Joey Payne Oct 16, 2018,
Oct 16, 2018, 4:31
Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren officially released her DNA results Monday morning; effectively ending years of speculation surrounding her unsubstantiated claims of her Native American ancestry.
That's what some were wondering on Twitter after the Democratic Senator from MA released the findings of a DNA test that she says is "strong evidence" of Native American heritage going as far back as 10 generations, according to The Boston Globe.
Warren released a video showing the results of a DNA test, which shows she nearly certainly has Native American ancestry, and co-host Sunny Hostin lamented that the senator felt compelled to undergo that process.
Mr Trump denied having made the dare.
Trump's mockery reached a peak in July 2018, when he offered an apology to the real Pocahontas, but refused one to "the fake Pocahontas", meaning Warren.
In September, Warren released personnel files from her appointments at various law schools in the hopes of answering questions about whether she benefited from her Native American ancestry in hiring. "I think you better read it again".
"And no one, not even the president of the United States will ever take it away from me", Warren says.
"Trump's grand promise to pay $1 million to charity in exchange for Senator Warren's DNA test fits the textbook definition of an "offer to enter into a unilateral contract", writes Elura Nanos".
Asked by reporters about Warren's DNA test, Trump responded dismissively: "Who cares?".
"I will only do it if I can test her personally", Trump said. Warren to take a DNA test to prove whether she had Native American ancestors.
More pertinent to Trump's attacks, Warren's video highlights the conclusions of a recent Boston Globe investigation, which found that her claims of Native ancestry played no role in her ascent to the heights of the legal profession.
She took the test after President Donald Trump taunted her in speeches, calling her a "fake Pocahontas" and challenging her to take the test. Messina was the Obama campaign manager, and he said in his tweet, 'Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we must win the House and Senate to save America, why did Senator Warren have to do her announcement now? "But I haven't looked at the DNA test and it really doesn't interest me to be frank with you". The process, known as chromosome mapping, is the same one used in commercial DNA tests, but Raff, with the University of Kansas, said Bustamante's approach scrutinized the information more closely.
'I hope she's running for president because I think she'd be very easy.
"As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage".
Native American identity is based not on genetics but on culture and history.