President Donald Trump revived Tuesday his "Pocahontas" nickname for Elizabeth Warren, a day after the MA senator released a DNA test amplifying the controversy over her claimed Native American heritage.
Following yesterday's impromptu press conference, in which Trump gave his Who Cares? response to Warren's just-announced DNA results, Warren quickly turned the president's words into a fundraising move, a tweeted video called "This Is What Lying Looks Like".
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.
She has also been a target of U.S, President Donald Trump, who had said that if she could prove her ancestry with a DNA test he would donate $1 million to a charity of her choice.
Cherokee Nation responded to the results of Warren's test on Monday, arguing that "Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage" - but that was ignored by evening newscasts on NBC, ABC and CBS altogether.
Trump, who belittles Warren by calling her "Pocahontas", seized on the conclusion in a series of tweets early Tuesday. Trump's reference to "1/1024" referred to the scenario that her native ancestor is 10 generations back. 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".
"Even they don't want her".
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Harvard did not call Warren "a person of color" and hire her to to teach law because of her Native ancestry.
"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed", he wrote.
Warren acknowledged in a tweet Monday that DNA and family history have nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations.
The results show a strong connection to her Cherokee heritage, and her previous employers Harvard Law had not given consideration to her alleged ancestry when hiring her according to an investigation from the Boston Globe.
"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", he said. "This is not something I would enjoy doing either".
"He's trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself", Warren said on Twitter. Mocked by Trump, Warren was then spurned by the Cherokee Nation, the largest of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the US. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work", Warren tweeted.
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