Fake news headlines recently screamed, “Trump Loses His Bet About Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Heritage.”
Leftist CNN reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results showed “strong evidence of Native American ancestry.”
Actually, that DNA test indicated that Warren’s Native American genome is 0.1 percent to .9% Native American DNA — equal to or less than the average white American. (The average white American is .18 American Indian, almost double Warren’s test result.)
The ‘bet’ to which CNN refers is a remark President Trump made at a July rally, where he said “I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.”
While Warren and the establishment media have demanded that the promised million be paid, the president was quick to point out that the test did not identify her as an Indian. (At 1/64 to 1/1024, hundreds of thousands of white Americans can demonstrate Native American ancestry as well.)
While far-left Politico identified Warren’s DNA debacle as “a clear sign to any Democrat who wondered whether Warren would fight back against President Trump- who taunted her as Pocahontas”, members of Warren’s own political party are cringing with embarrassment and/or distancing themselves from her entirely.
Even as liberal media outlets insisted that Warren said she was ‘part Native, and the test proves she is part native’, Jim Messina, former Obama advisor complained “…Why 22 days before a crucial election…Did Senator Warren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Democrats ever stay focused?”
The truth is Warren never claimed to be part native — she claimed she is an American Indian, tribal specificity either Cherokee or Delaware.
Fake news outlets aside, what do real Native American nations have to say about Warren’s test?
First, American Indian tribes refuse to participate in DNA testing for many reasons; including exploitation by white people (As Warren has done repeatedly.)
Warren’s DNA was not compared to American Indian DNA; it was compared to samples from Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. (She might just as easily be 1/64 or 1/1024 Peruvian.)
After remaining silent on the entire nonsense, this DNA test result reporting was deemed so offensive to the Cherokee Nation that they released a statement through their Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” the statement read. “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It 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. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
No MSM sources mentioned that Warren used her bogus heritage to enter Harvard Law School as its first “woman of color.” So, who was the first woman of color to attend Harvard Law school, and when will Warren apologize to her?
~ Liberty Planet