#23andMeToo: Elizabeth Warren and the search for heritage

Who cares’ Trump comments on Elizabeth Warren DNA test

Who cares’ Trump comments on Elizabeth Warren DNA test

"Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public", Trump continued.

"The distinction is: I'm not a citizen, never have claimed to be, and I wish I had been more mindful of that 30 years ago", she said.

Trump said that 'she probably disqualified herself because she made a fool out of herself, ' apparently referring to Warren's ambitions for a 2020 presidential run. Others also cared because Warren had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory.

She also contributed a crab omelette recipe to a "Pow Wow Chow" Indian cookbook - which Boston radio host Howard Carr claimed was all but ripped from a French chef in a fancy New York City restaurant.

I guess protecting a liberal, white, Democrat female - even if she makes a mockery of the concepts of diversity and affirmative action - is worth it. Elizabeth Warren is "Pocahontas.' You noticed that Lindsey said he's going to have his DNA tested, did he mention that to you?" Blackfeet Nation member Gyasi Ross told MSNBC that Warren was now as guilty as Trump of "making indigenous ancestry into a campaign prop." .

Referring to Warren, he said: "She's less than one-tenth of 1%".

"The problem is that, when you strip away all of the glitz of her well-produced video, you are left with this: There's still no certainty that Warren is, in any meaningful way, Native American", CNN's Chris Cillizza said.

Donald Trump fired a volley of insults at Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday morning, 24 hours after she publicly released the results of a DNA test meant to prove her Native American ancestry.

The results showed Warren may be between 1/1,024 and and 1/64 Native American.

But Warren's results do not align with the ancestry she has touted.

"If you're like most people, a sliver of Native American coding in your DNA is no more than a colorful bit of family trivia", the Globe wrote. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continues to defend her release of a DNA test this week that showed - at best - that she has a trace amount of Native American ancestry.

Trump was referencing an earlier statement from Cherokee Nation secretary of state Chuck Hoskin Jr. that denounced Warren's use of the DNA test.

Despite putting Warren once again on defense, the furor over the DNA test serves to deal with the hard subject well before the potential launch of a widely expected 2020 presidential run.

Nevertheless, Trump on Tuesday suggested Harvard hired her because of her heritage.

Warren has denied using her heritage to get ahead, and the Globe's research found that it was not considered by the Harvard or Penn faculties or those who admitted her to law school at Rutgers University or offered her jobs at the University of Houston or the University of Texas.