President Trump has used the word “Pocahontas” to describe Senator Elizabeth Warren so many times that people now know exactly who he is talking about when he says it. There is only one person he mocks for claiming Native heritage, and the reason clearly has nothing to do with ancestry. Trump hates anyone who opposes him, even elderly women, and he does anything in his power to smear their names, like an abusive husband.
Now, Elizabeth Warren has had enough of the president’s mouth, and has decided to go the Obama route and releases an official DNA test proving he has Native blood. Or is there another reason for this move?
According to Boston Globe:
“Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.”
The report continues:
“Warren, whose claims to Native American blood have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, provided the test results to the Globe on Sunday in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention.”
Not only was the test done by a qualified scientist, it was done by Stanford professor Carlos D. Bustamante, who won the MacArthur fellowship in 2010. The prestigious grant is known as the “genius grant.”
According to Bustamante’s calculations, “Warren’s pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” That timing fits Warren’s family lore, passed down during her Oklahoma upbringing, that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.”
The timing of Warren’s bold move comes at a time when she is seeking reelection in Massachusetts and may be eyeing a presidential run in 2020. Warren has already released a decade of her tax returns to prove she is fit to run for president.