Trump calls Elizabeth Warren a ‘phony’ over DNA test

Geneva Stokes
October 16, 2018

Chuck Hoskin was also critical of President Trump, saying he "should not be calling her 'Pocahontas, ' but "should be looking into the needs of Indian country are because the needs are there".

According to media reports, Elizabeth Warren has taken a DNA analysis that provides evidence she does indeed have Native-American heritage "in the range of six to 10 generations ago". The largest Native American advocacy group has said that is why it has condemned the President's usage in this manner.

"She only claimed it when she was in her late 30s and beginning to climb the law professor ladder from the University of Texas to Harvard", he explained.

Bustamante's full report is now posted on Warren's website, along with other supporting documents and interviews detailing her background. On last night's show, Noah answered the "Who Cares?" question by speaking directly to the president. "She tried to rig her career by claiming a status to which she's not entitled".

In morning tweets, Trump claimed a DNA test shared by Warren on Monday was "a scam and a lie" and called on her to "apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public".

He noted that Warren, whom he referred to as "Pocahontas (the bad version)", is "getting slammed".

The DNA test results show Warren is somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American, or between 0.097 and 0.156 percent. "Flashbacks" revealed Warren claiming direct knowledge of a Cherokee ancestor (and alleging that her family experienced racism as a result), and the official Cherokee Nation issued a stinging rebuke against the MA senator Monday night, reminding her that the Nation has strict guidelines for membership, which she does not meet. But Warren's unpopularity spiked, with three times as many voters saying they disliked her.

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At a rally in July, Trump said: "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 ... we'll see what she does".

Hoskin also criticized the president's use of the name "Pocahontas" as an intended insult.

Trump said on Monday, while touring damage of Hurricane Michael in Florida, that the promise was contingent on her winning the 2020 Democratic primary and debating him during the campaign, and that he would only pay up if he could test her DNA "personally". Warren has previously said that she checked a box to list herself as a minority in professional listings at her university from 1986 to 1995 in order to connect with "people like me".

Elizabeth Warren ultimately released her DNA results in order to prove to her critics she was not lying to get ahead.

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".

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

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