Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis on Native American heritage

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Responding to years of derision from US President Donald Trump, senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage.

The results, as shared with The Boston Globe, reportedly reveal "strong evidence" the MA senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

After Sen. Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results showing a distant Native American heritage, the Cherokee Nation dismissed the idea that such a test could determine her tribal affiliation, The Oklahoman reported.

The president on Monday denied he ever made the promise, but Law & Crime reports he may legally be on the hook for the contribution.

Warren pounced on Trump's evasion, splicing together footage of his comments Monday with his remarks at the rally in July. "No, you'd better read it again". "I understand and respect that distinction but my family history is my family history", Warren said in a video explaining the results posted to her Twitter account. "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage".

Mr Trump's use of the name "Pocahontas" refers to a 17th century Native American woman who played a role in the English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. "Learn your heritage... 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". Trump has repeatedly mocked her by calling her "Pocahontas".

Hours later, when asked about the donation during an appearance in Georgia, Trump said he would "only do it if I can test her personally". Elizabeth Warren's choice if she would take a DNA test to demonstrate that she had Native American ancestry.

Carlos D. Bustamante, the scientist who analyzed Warren's DNA, concluded that "the vast majority" of her ancestry is European.

Warren's move predictably provoked pushback from Trump at the White House on Monday, feeding the instant media excitement. She went on to request that the president send a check to National Indigenous Women's Resource Centre. "I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science or sound science depending on the conclusion, it seems some days", Conway told reporters. Warren should do the same now that it is abundantly clear she is running for President.

Last month, Warren said at a town hall meeting that she would "take a hard look" at a 2020 presidential run after the midterms.

"Only a Democrat, folks, would think their report from a scientist saying that she might be one 1/1024th Indian would make their claim of minority status valid". Dakota/Lakota writer Ruth Hopkins tweeted Monday that "DNA tests do not make one Native" and that Warren has disproven allegations that she gained from the claim.



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