Canadian academic critical of USA senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

Trump calls Elizabeth Warren ‘total fraud,’ offers to give DNA test himself

Canadian academic critical of U.S. senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

Just because she grew up in Oklahoma where there is a large Native American population it doesn't mean she experiences life as a Native American woman.

"Your viewers need to understand how deceptive Elizabeth Warren was". "Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center", she wrote, describing the organization as "a nonprofit working to protect Native women from violence".

His post was in reference to her recent release of DNA test results that showed, as she has long claimed, evidence of a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago. Media reports from CNN, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal say the Saudis are considering saying he died during a botched interrogation, but the issue has swelled into an global test for the Trump administration on human rights. Warren's supporters were thrilled in 2016 when, despite her courtly professorial demeanor, she sounded willing to give as good as she got in her back-and-forth with Trump's smash mouth approach to politics.

'It will show everyone what a phony she is!' Trump said, appearing to vow to continue using the nickname. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past. The Cherokee Nation, for its part, issued a statement saying Warren's stunt "makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven". "I'm going to take this test", Graham said on Fox & Friends.

Ms Warren tweeted that Mr Trump is a "cowardly elitist" and she "won't sit quietly for Trump's racism", so she took the test. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, "DNA test is useless". What Warren, D-Mass., released Monday as proof that she indeed has American Indian ancestry did little if anything to quiet critics who have accused her of overplaying that hand during her career. "She needs to ... apologize to everybody for what she has done".

Warren's decision to release the DNA results was mocked by Trump and some conservatives. An example is the opponent of Ted Cruz in Texas, "Beto" O'Rourke, who has as much Latino blood in him as I do, but who once unsuccessfully petitioned to be part of the House of Representatives Hispanic Caucus.

When asked whether, based on the results, she made a mistake identifying herself as Native American as a law professor, Warren expressed regret but stopped short of admitting error.

Surprisingly, conservative panelist Abby Hunstman agreed with Hostin, saying, "I don't know why any politician today thinks that they can out bully Trump, because thus far no politician has been successful". "But if you come at him that way, you best not miss", Douthat writes.

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