Trump Says Warren Being 'slammed' over DNA Test

WASHINGTON DC- MARCH 01 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren arrives at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee

Trump Says Warren Being 'slammed' over DNA Test

The high-profile disclosure was widely seen as a means of disarming one of President Trump's favorite ways to insult the MA senator, ahead of a potential run at the presidency in 2020.

Trump seized on the Cherokee Nation's criticism Tuesday morning in a three-tweet salvo in which he resumed using his derisive nickname for Warren, "Pocahontas". Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test Monday showing evidence of Native American ancestry, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the Massachusetts Democrat and potential 2020 challenger, who he often refers to derisively as "Pocahontas".

Goldberg then explained that Warren was looking to settle debate over her heritage, the co-host contended that it didn't matter whether only a small fraction of her background was Native American. Among Warren's possible 2020 competitors are former Vice President Joe Biden and at least four of Warren's fellow Democratic senators: Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But it's possible that her move only stirred up the controversy.

Why did Elizabeth Warren release DNA results? He also denied making the million-dollar donation offer.

"I'll only do it if I can test her personally", he said.

"That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he added.

DNA tests are typically done using a sample swabbed from the inside of a person's cheek.

I don't know if I would say 'offended, ' but it is extremely disappointing. He's scared. He's trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work".

The "creepy" description carries extra meaning during the nation's reckoning with sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era.

"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed".

Plus, the DNA test suggests that Warren has Native American ancestry from many generations ago, distant enough to allow Republicans to plausibly slice and dice the numbers to argue that her heritage is minimal.

She fired back at Trump within minutes: "You've lost a step, and in 21 days, you're going to lose Congress". "Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don't want her. Phony!".

The kerfuffle began during Warren's 2012 Senate campaign when opponents accused her of having advanced her academic career as a law professor with the narrative that she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes - using said claims to qualify for affirmative-action hiring considerations.

Warren has defended herself, saying she did not benefit professionally from claiming Indigenous lineage.

Hoskin said the tests can not even reliably determine lineage among North or South American tribal groups. And like Brown's campaign in 2012, Trump has stepped in it in a way that's handed Warren some leverage. Warren refused, saying she was proud of her family's heritage and reiterating that it didn't help her get a job.

She will be a candidate for MA when the November 6 elections roll around this year.

Warren has also designated staff to help candidates in the states with early presidential primaries, including former staffers now working for state parties in New Hampshire and SC.

The Warren DNA matter quickly became part of political culture.

Warren's release of the DNA report on Monday was accompanied by a almost six-minute, campaign-style video that recounted her background and takes direct aim at Trump, with Warren saying his mocking of Native Americans is "not what America stands for".

Hashtags abounded, including #WarrenIsNotCherokee and #WarrenSoWhite.

"Who cares? You care! Oh, we're drinking Kool-Aid, my friend, we're drinking Kool-Aid".

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