What reason did she give?She had been derided by the president as an ordinary "Pocahontas", and promised at a July 5 rally in Montana a million dollars "to your favourite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian".
Warren also initially said she had no idea how Harvard or the University of Pennsylvania had received that information, only to admit later that she had told the schools sometime after her hiring. Warren duly released a video built on a refutation of Trump's claims, insisting that such insults were designed "to distract from the kinds of changes I am fighting for". Both of my opponents have made the same attack. In light of Trump's broken $1 million pledge, Noah said, it seems a white man has made a promise to Warren "and then went back on what he said". The results revealed "strong evidence" Warren had a Native-American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. "I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate", Warren said. "Even the Cherokee tribe's not wanting to claim her as one of theirs".
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. Lindsey Graham drew flak after he said his hypothetical DNA test would "probably be Iranian" and added that it would be "terrible".
Warren in 1984 contributed five recipes to a Native American cookbook called "Pow Wow Chow", according to Politifact.
"Your viewers need to understand how deceptive Elizabeth Warren was".
Native Americans across the country are criticizing Senator Elizabeth Warren's decision to use a DNA test to assert her Native American heritage.
"I'm not enrolled in a tribe, and only tribes determine tribal citizenship", Warren said in the video.
Apparently, Trump's talent for making Democrats do dumb stuff began to work its magic, because Senator Warren had her DNA tested to prove she was indeed of Native American ancestry. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. In a subsequent message, he referred to the Cherokee Nation's criticism of Warren for claiming a link to Native Americans based on a DNA test, which they say do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. But most Americans weren't staying up at night wondering about Warren's ancestry, and she just fell prey to the infamous Streisand Effect: putting a spotlight directly where she doesn't want it.
The way was left open to Trump to initiate another round of attacks.
Mullin predicted that Warren's DNA theatrics are "going to hurt her" if she does end up running for president in 2020. "Why can't Dems ever stay focused???" tweeted Jim Messina, former President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager. "The Democratic senator's DNA test wasn't a mere rebuttal of Trump", Jonathan Bernstein wrote in an opinion piece for Bloomberg News, for example.
Debbie "White Dove" Porreco, a Pocahontas descendant, told Fox News that she and other Native Americans felt "betrayed".