Elizabeth Warren Was Begging for Trump to Mock Her After Releasing DNA Results. And He Sure Delivered.
I honestly have no idea why Elizabeth Warren even bothered to release the DNA results indicating that her DNA is so white, she’s likely to find more supporters among white supremacists than she is among actual Native Americans.
In case you missed it, the DNA test results she triumphantly released yesterday indicate she is somewhere between 0.097% and 0.156% American Indian. And, given the nature of the test itself, that scrap of DNA she can claim could be from anywhere in the Americas.
I know what you’re thinking:
She has, of course, confirmed what we already know: that the progressive Senator from Massachusetts may be many things, but a descendant of Native Americans she is not.
The fact that she likely took this test on Trump’s dare makes it all the more hilarious.
And he clearly couldn’t resist mocking her brutally after the results were released.
Come on, Liz. You had to have known this was coming.
“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,” the President wrote on Twitter. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American.”
He also made the very good point that Warren ought to apologize for her lengthy charade, noting that Harvard might not have had her if they’d known she was not, in fact, a verifiable minority.
He also did not overlook the fact that the Cherokee nation itself made a statement which called Warren’s attempt to use the DNA test to “prove” her heritage as “inappropriate” and accused her of “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
The statement he is referring to is from Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., who said:
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” Hoskin said. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”
I think it’s safe to say the case is closed, Warren is most certainly not a Native American.
I wish I could say the mainstream media was in agreement, but they seem convinced the .1% at best seems to settle the case.
But fake news is going to fake news, I guess.