President Trump revealed what might be in store for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren if she runs against him in 2020.
At a rally in Great Falls, Montana, Trump theorized that should the two ever have to debate during a presidential campaign, he’d make a $1 million contribution to Warren’s favorite charity if she agrees to take a DNA test to prove her supposed Native American ancestry.
“Let’s say I’m debating Pocahontas,” he said, referring to Warren as the 17th century Powhatan princess. “I promise you I’ll do this: I will take, you know those little kits they sell on television… learn your heritage!”
“We will very gently take that kit, and slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t injure her arm, and we will say: I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” he continued.
President Trump appears to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a rally in Montana, promising to ask her to complete a test for the results of her heritage.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 6, 2018
Warren responded on social media by advising the President to worry less about her fake ancestry and more about the manufactured crisis at the southern border.
“While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order,” she fired back. “Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you’re destroying.”
This isn’t the first time somebody has challenged Warren to take DNA test to prove her claimed Native Amercian ancestry.
Debbie ‘White Dove’ Porreco, an actual descendant of Pocahontas, said she’d like to see her take one as well.
“I respect Senator Warren as a U.S. senator … but I just wish she’d take the DNA test,” Porreco said. “If she was American Indian, I would be the first one to welcome her into our heritage.”
— Susan Spaulding (@susanjspaulding) May 2, 2018
Porreco indicated that conducting such a test would “end a lot of this controversy” about whether or not she is part Native American and whether or not her career was wrongfully elevated by being spotlighted as a minority hire at Harvard.
Warren claimed that heritage – part Cherokee – when she entered biographical information into a job database for law professors in the 1980s. It helped launch her career.
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai has been relentlessly hounding Warren over her false claims. His campaign slogan is itself a direct shot at Warren – “Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.”
Ayyadurai actually sent her a DNA test in the mail.
Even a liberal newspaper in her home state, the Berkshire Eagle, has declared it’s time for Warren to either put up or shut up when it comes to claims of Native American heritage.
Their advice was simple: “Spit into a tube, wait a few weeks, and get her answer.”
— Ford O’Connell (@FordOConnell) March 7, 2018
Warren, knowing she can’t back up her claim unless she does indeed conduct a DNA test, has explained: “You won’t find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe.”
But she insists, “I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”