Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

TRUMP TO WARREN: Apologize for 'Perpetrating Fraud' Against the American Public

House Transportation and Infrastructure Full Committee member Rep. Markwayne Mullin R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Oklahoma Democrats look for traction in races against three incumbent Republican congres Watch Native American Rep. Blasts Liz Warren’s Claim to Shared Heritage ‘It’s Disgusting’ AP Carolyn Kaster 16 Oct 2018
Melinda Barton | 16 October, 2018, 19:42

What she's trying to do it is put this to bed so she can run against President Trump in 2020 and it is backfiring on her.

That's the inescapable conclusion from Sen.

"If she gets the nomination in the debate where I was going to have her tested", Trump said.

As for Who Cares?, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah has a pretty terrific response - watch it below - but first, a recap of the recent back-and-forths between Trump and Warren. He tweeted about it three times Tuesday morning alone.

Graham also says he's heard his family has Cherokee ancestors - the same heritage Warren claims. At one point, the school newspaper referred to Warren as "the first woman with a minority background to be tenured".

Co-host Meghan McCain insisted Warren's claims were hypocritical, and therefore politically important - and she exploded when her liberal colleagues disagreed. Other officials at the school backed her up that her heritage wasn't part of hiring conversations.

ABC then aired a portion of Warren's ad that declared the prominent Democrat "absolutely had a Native American ancestor", without reporting that the test revealed she could only be between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American.

Warren had actually been identifying as a minority for almost a decade in an official national law school directory, the Association of American Law Schools desk book. "Harvard called her "a person of color" (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!" It was a statistic the paper argued was probably reported by Warren herself to the school. "I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate", she said. So is claiming to be a legitimate candidate for Senate when one is not.

Why did Elizabeth Warren release DNA results?

Brown's campaign pounced on this, but they arguably overplayed their hand.

Gyasi Ross, an author focused on Native American issues and culture, told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that "there is definitely a level of anger, of tone-deafness" in Warren's approach.

That erosion, TallBear said Monday on Twitter, has been long-standing. And like Brown's campaign in 2012, Trump has stepped in it in a way that's handed Warren some leverage. He later upped the ante by saying "I'll only do it if I can test her personally".

ABC's "World News Tonight" focused on "Pocahontas" being a "racial slur" and anchor David Muir reminded viewers that Trump once suggested he would pay $1 million to a charity if she took a DNA test to prove her heritage. But it's possible that her move only stirred up the controversy. "Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don't want her. Phony!". "She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American".

Trump certainly sees political benefit in making this a story.