"I'm so sick of talking about this", McCain said.
The European American genome was found to be "much different" than that of African Americans and Latinos, with "European American genomes being 98.6 percent European, 0.19 percent African and 0.18 percent Native American", according to a 2015 article by the Genetic Literacy Project. At the White House last November, he interrupted his speech honoring Native American war heroes standing around him to invoke the nickname.
Warren has always been dogged with questions about her family history.
The 69-year-old Warren, a leading progressive voice, has been derisively called "Pocahontas" by the president and accused of lying about her lineage in order to gain advantages in her career including a plum teaching job at Harvard. While running for office in 2016, then-Republican candidate Donald Trump routinely referred to her by the race-baiting slur, "Pocahontas", at his campaign rallies.
"I didn't say that". The best part: If you have an extra fiver laying around, you can donate too! And we will say: I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian.More news: Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army
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"I have a feeling she will say no", he said.
During a recent town hall-style meeting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Warren said she planned to "take a hard look at running for president", after next month's election. I think she's talking about this appropriately, but as a geneticist I want to stress this point: "No DNA test can tell you whether or not you're Native American".
"Who cares?" he said of the DNA result. That could further excite her critics instead of placating them. "Maybe they do it to insult me ..." If one ancestor 300 years ago is enough to entitle you to "appropriate" a particular culture, there'll be very few cultures that can't properly be appropriated by the average white American.
"I'm not enrolled in a tribe and only tribes determine tribal citizenship".
The Cherokee Nation, however, was not convinced or approving of this test.
Melanie Benjamin, the tribal chairwoman of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, said Warren asked her for advice on how to discuss her heritage before a speech in February. Because we're in the #MeToo generation, so I have to be very gentle. "There is not one member of my family who was Cherokee. And that's the simplest way to explain that", Benjamin said.
"This isn't just about casual racism - warhoops and tomahawk chops". "I'll only do it if I can test her personally", the president told reporters while touring Hurricane Michael damage along the Gulf Coast.