Trump resumes 'Pocahontas' moniker after Warren DNA test

Trump Says Warren Being 'slammed' over DNA Test

An American senator's release of a DNA test in defence of her claims to Indigenous ancestry has been met with backlash on social media from Indigenous academics and artists in Canada. But she appeared to concede a main line of criticism from Native American leaders - that sovereign tribal groups determine citizenship and cultural lineage, not DNA tests such as the one she took.

MULLIN: It does. The idea that she's trying to claim the Cherokee, for one, and look, every time she's told this story we've come out and actually proved that the story is not even true.

The Massachusetts Democrat, a likely presidential contender in 2020, released the test Monday in an attempt to neutralize attacks from President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

Cherokee Nation responded to the results of Warren's test on Monday, arguing that "Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage" - but that was ignored by evening newscasts on NBC, ABC and CBS altogether.

Trump tweeted "Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public".

Bustamante's analysis places Warren's Native American ancestor between six and 10 generations ago, with the report estimating eight generations. She's out there claiming that she's Native American just because she's from Oklahoma.

"I found this to be pretty embarrassing for her", said co-host Abby Huntsman. There was a 2014 scientific study and they said that the average European American walking around is.18% Native American and she's half of that. "I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate", Warren said. "That will not be something I enjoy doing, either". She also said he makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her.

Warren's disclosure was met with a scoff by Trump, who succinctly said "who cares?" when asked about the results by reporters.

The results show a strong connection to her Cherokee heritage, and her previous employers Harvard Law had not given consideration to her alleged ancestry when hiring her according to an investigation from the Boston Globe. Mocked by Trump, Warren was then spurned by the Cherokee Nation, the largest of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the US. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work".

Never during her 2012 Senate candidacy nor during her term in office did she ever submit to a DNA test to assuage the concerns of her MA constituents.

She fired back at Trump within minutes: "You've lost a step, and in 21 days, you're going to lose Congress".

Trump has bucked decades of precedent by refusing to release his income tax returns.



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