President Donald Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren a 'Phony' Over DNA Test Results

Lawrence Kim
October 16, 2018

Furthering Warren's self-own, it turns out the average American has 0.8 percent Native blood, making her claim even less impressive.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Sen.

On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Mullin pointed to a 2014 study by Harvard University and 23andMe that found that European Americans tested overall for 0.18 percent Native American ancestry, while Warren's results show she may have as little as 0.09 percent.

Warren's claimed heritage has stirred controversy throughout her political career, dating to when she was a professor at Harvard. Elizabeth Warren "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage".

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".

The MRC noted that NBC's "Nightly News" was "eager to prove that it was somehow a awful day to be President Trump", while focusing on Warren's claim that there is "strong evidence" of her Native American ancestry. He claimed that even the Cherokee Nation "denies her".

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Monday that DNA tests are useless to determine tribal citizenship and don't distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.

The Massachusetts Democrat and possible 2020 presidential candidate on Monday released DNA test results that genealogists say show she could be anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1024th Native American.

In releasing the results, Warren referred back to a promise Trump made in July when he offered to donate $1 million to her favourite charity if a DNA test proved her Native American bloodline. Instead, she said that "DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only - only - by Tribal Nations".

"The idea that she continues to double down on this lie is the most disgusting thing to me", Mullin said. Mocked by Trump, Warren was then spurned by the Cherokee Nation, the largest of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the US.

"That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he added. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work".

She also said she took the test and released the results because she has nothing to hide, calling out Trump for hiding his tax returns. "Release your tax returns - or the Democratic-led House will do it for you soon enough".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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