WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump (all times local):
President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren “is getting slammed” for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. He says she should apologize.
Trump says Tuesday on Twitter that “she took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American.”
He calls it “phony” and says even the Cherokee Nation denies Warren.
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.
The Cherokee Nation has questioned Warren’s use of a DNA test, saying such exams are useless in determining tribal citizenship.
Trump has long ridiculed Warren’s claim of Native American heritage by calling her “Pocahontas.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has suggested President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.”
She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” about women who scare him, including her.
Warren is seen as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump. On Monday, Warren released DNA test results that provide some evidence of a Native American in her lineage, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis. Trump has ridiculed her as “Pocahontas” over the ancestry claim.
In July, the president offered to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if a DNA test proved her Native American bloodline.
On Monday he first denied ever making such a promise, then said later that “I’ll only do it if I can test her personally.”
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