"Who cares?" he asked yesterday when reporters told him of Warren's DNA test results (yes, she has a trace of Native American ancestry in her family tree; no, it won't be enough to convince Trump to make good on that $1 million pledge).
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. "Senator Elizabeth Warren does not claim to be a citizen of any tribal nation, and she is not a citizen of the Eastern Band", Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed told the outlet.
To be a Native American, Moya-Smith said that one has to be there for the people and community, and not only when it's most convenient for the individual.
Elizabeth Warren ultimately released her DNA results in order to prove to her critics she was not lying to get ahead. "She wants this taken off the table". Furthermore, name me one nation or tribe that claims her.
"You're going to find out in a couple weeks", Graham said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, left, and congressional Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley, second from the left.
"I'm not enrolled in a tribe, and only tribes determine tribal citizenship", Warren said in the video.
Warren has acknowledged listing her Native American heritage on a directory for years, but she and those who hired her have denied that her background was a factor in advancing her career.
The issue isn't Warren's family anecdotes. "I have a feeling she will say 'no'".
Warren hit back at Trump, calling those comments "creepy".
Warren first faced scrutiny for her purported Native American heritage during her 2012 Senate race.
In morning tweets, Trump claimed a DNA test shared by Warren on Monday was "a scam and a lie" and called on her to "apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public".
Ross said Warren and Trump should each give that amount to the National indigenous Women's Resource Center for "making indigenous ancestry into a campaign prop".
Others questioned Warren's decision to raise the issue so close to an election in which her party is focused on regaining control of the U.S. House.
"While #ElizabethWarren no longer identifies herself as Native, she still publicly claims her family is 'part Native American, '" tweeted activist Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee Nation member. On Monday, Trump said he would pay up, but only if he "can test her personally". "I think it's best for everybody if we just move on here and recognize that this is just another episode that was beneath the president". "That will not be something I enjoy doing, either".