Chief spreading bull: Cherokee Nation rejects Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results

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On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test confirming what everyone already knew: The "vast majority" of her genetic makeup is European, but she may have a Native American ancestor in her distant past.

Trump said a DNA test that Warren released showing she is 1/1,024th Native American only proves that her claim is a "scam and a lie". The Cherokee Nation, which in 2012 mostly stayed out of the furor, said it was "inappropriate" for Warren to claim a connection to the tribal nation - most likely aware of how this could be a major campaign issue in a few years and unwilling to be drawn into it.

An ancestor six generations removed would make Warren 1/64th Native American while an ancestor as much as 10 generations removed would render the Massachusetts Democrat only 1/1024th Native American, Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence, explained to the Associated Press.

However the announcement has provoked the ire of the Cherokee Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma, which has accused Ms Warren of "undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage".

Co-host Meghan McCain insisted Warren's claims were hypocritical, and therefore politically important - and she exploded when her liberal colleagues disagreed.

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Although it is early days yet, site oddschecker.com has put her in with 12/1 odds of being the next President, third behind Donald Trump and Kamala Harris.

After denying that he ever made the $1 million promise Monday, Trump clarified later that day that it only applied if she took the DNA test during a 2020 presidential debate and if he conducted it "personally". "I think I can beat her". But Warren's unpopularity spiked, with three times as many voters saying they disliked her. "Flashbacks" revealed Warren claiming direct knowledge of a Cherokee ancestor (and alleging that her family experienced racism as a result), and the official Cherokee Nation issued a stinging rebuke against the MA senator Monday night, reminding her that the Nation has strict guidelines for membership, which she does not meet.

"That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he added.

"Phony!" Trump said, thanking the tribe in a subsequent tweet. Running for re-election this fall, she also presented herself as someone who was standing up for working people and vulnerable communities. He's scared. He's trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work". "I won't sit quietly for [Trump's] racism, so I took a test".

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