Warren To Trump: Time To Pay Up

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Warren's ancestry is largely European but "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor" six to 10 generations ago, according to Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who analyzed the results.

Early Monday morning, however, Warren called Trump's monthslong bluff by releasing a DNA test that suggested she did have a distant Native American ancestor.

Donald Trump's most obvious superpower is his lack of shame, which permits him to do things that ordinary politicians would never dare or survive.

Warren actually had the stones to demand that Trump pay up on the half-joking promise he made months ago to donate a million bucks to charity if she could prove she's Native American. Warren has denied using her Native American heritage to gain any advantage.

Trump jumped in again, saying "no I didn't say that, you better read it again".

In the video, Ms Warren says her critics attack her as an insult or "to distract from the kinds of changes I'm fighting for".

The first-term Democratic senator's critics have accused Warren of advancing her career by claiming minority status as a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes. "He's talking about stuff he doesn't have any idea about", Mark Herring, her nephew, says in the video.

The lawmaker is considered among a handful of front-running Democrats who could challenge Trump in 2020.

At a recent political rally, Trump told supporters he'd offer $1 million to the charity of her choice if a DNA test proved she had Native American blood.

On Monday, Trump was asked for his reaction to Warren's revelation, to which he responded, "Who cares?".

The moves seem to anticipate the type of criticism she might face against opponents in a Democratic primary or in a possible general election matchup against Trump. While the results of the test do confirm there is native heritage in Ms Warren's family tree, critics could still point out how imprecise these DNA tests can be.

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. "But I haven't looked at the DNA test and it really doesn't interest me".

"And in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she is of Indian heritage because her mother said she has high cheek bones, that is her only evidence, her mother said we have high cheek bones", Trump continued.

"I haven't looked at the test", Conway told reporters. It was the Crimson that referred to her as a Native American.

'I hope she's running for president because I think she'd be very easy. "You know there was a lot of nooky going on back in those Old West days, folks, and she's been out there trying to make this case that she was part minority, helped her get the gig at Harvard and so forth", he said.

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