Graham under fire for 'disgusting' joke on 'Fox & Friends' about Iranian DNA

Larry Hoffman
October 18, 2018

She called on Warren to 'apologize to everybody for what she has done'.

The DNA test results show Warren is somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American, or between 0.097 and 0.156 percent.

Yes, Stanford prof Carlos Bustamante says her "results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor" six to 10 generations back.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the rare step Monday of releasing DNA test results examining her possible Native American ancestry, in apparent response to persistent criticism from President Trump and other Republicans.

The president also referred to Ms Warren as "Pocahontas" in his tweet and said Native American groups reject her claim.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release of a DNA test, which suggested a lineage to a distant Native American ancestor, has roiled the indigenous community frustrated about the seizure of cultural and social ties for political maneuvering.

Trump said on Monday, while touring damage of Hurricane Michael in Florida, that the promise was contingent on her winning the 2020 Democratic primary and debating him during the campaign, and that he would only pay up if he could test her DNA "personally".

In July, the president offered to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if a DNA test proved her Native American bloodline.

"I do not think all hope is lost", Changa said, making clear that she "doesn't care how much money [Trump] raises..."

It was grossly dishonest even if she believed her PawPaw's stories at the time. "That will not be something I'll enjoy doing, either".

By her own test, Warren's ancestry is 95 percent white European. "The tribes and only the tribes determine citizenship", said Warren in the Globe interview.

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.

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".

'I feel betrayed because she wasn't.

Warren has faced criticism since the Herald first reported in 2012 that she had identified herself as a minority - specifically an Indian with Cherokee and DE roots - while working as a professor.

Warren went on to lambast everything from Trump's business record to his refusal to release his tax returns to his economic policies to his administration's multitude of scandals to the inconsistencies between his rhetoric and actual actions when it comes to law enforcement, veterans, and patriotism. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work". "Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don't want her. Phony!" "What are YOU hiding, @realDonaldTrump?" she wrote. Although the results from her DNA test are new, her identity claims here aren't.

After he made his "terrible" joke about potentially being part Iranian, host Brian Kilmeade tried to sanitize the situation, saying of Iranians, "They're great people, just bad leaders".

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