USA senator, mocked by Trump as Pocahontas, cites DNA test

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President Donald Trump's feud with Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA resumed in October 2018 after Trump falsely denied offering a challenge to Warren's claim that she had Native American ancestry.

As The Boston Globe reported Monday, the Bay State Democrat released the results of a DNA test providing "strong evidence" that she had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

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.

But now he denies ever making that offer.

President Donald Trump, who definitely never leaned on familial connections to get ahead in any way whatsoever, found Warren's claims dubious and has saddled her with the racist nickname "Pocahontas".

Warren's purported Native American heritage was touted by Harvard Law School when she was a professor there. "No, you'd better read it again". "I think the fact is it's an issue that's been attached to her since 2012", he said.

"Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage", the statement also said. "He's talking about stuff he doesn't have any idea about", Mark Herring, her nephew, says in the video.

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"Who cares?" he said of the DNA result.

"I will give you a million dollars to your favourite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian", he said.

Elizabeth Warren's gambit to release the results of her DNA test with a plea for Democrats to "stay focused" on 2018. The press will surely hold the president's feet to the fire, and he will magnanimously concede that he was wrong about Warren, before apologizing for constantly mocking her for the past two years. The move is meant to solve, once and for all, whether her family folklore about having Native American ancestry was based on tangible facts or just old yarns told around the fire.

The report, written by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of biomedical data science at Stanford University, said that Warren has a Native American ancestor "likely in the range of 6-10 generations ago". She and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign and Trump has cast aspersions on her claim to Native-American ancestry.

Warren used the Globe report to directly respond to Trump's charity challenge.

"I haven't looked at the test", Conway told reporters. Warren claims Cherokee and DE heritage -- both of which use membership rolls to determine who qualifies for tribal citizenship, which Warren has never claimed. 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 do not think she would be hard at all.

"I hope she is running for president, because I think she would be very easy", he said.

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