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Warren's DNA test showcases shift in tactics ahead of 2020

Warren's DNA test showcases shift in tactics ahead of 2020

A US Senator seen as a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 has released a DNA test providing "strong evidence" that she has Native American ancestry after her claims had been mocked by Donald Trump, a report said Monday.

The president on Monday denied he ever made the promise, but Law & Crime reports he may legally be on the hook for the contribution.

Liberals have been hailing this as a #Resistance victory-Donald Trump has constantly belittled Warren for falsely claiming Native American blood-while conservatives are pouncing on the weakness of The Globe's claim. "You'd better read it again", the president said. "I understand and respect that distinction but my family history is my family history", Warren said in a video explaining the results posted to her Twitter account.

Touting a progressive platform of single-payer Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and strict gun control, Warren said earlier this month that she will strongly consider taking on Trump in 2020, after the midterm elections are done. "When you go to every rally saying 'Pocahontas, Elizabeth Warren, ' clearly she's getting under his skin".

Earlier this year, the senator released personnel files seeking to dispute critics who have alleged that the former Harvard Law School professor advanced her law career with a narrative that she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes. At a rally in July, he said if he had to face her in a debate, he would offer Warren $1 million to take a DNA test.

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"I haven't looked at the test", Conway told reporters Monday morning.

The analysis of Ms Warren's DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who the Boston Globe reported was an expert in the field. "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". "I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science and sound science depending on the conclusion it seems some days".

After that Montana debate, Warren brushed off Trump's taunts as she had multiple times before, whenever he deployed his derisive "Pocahontas" nickname for her.

He later said he would make the donation under one condition. "I think it means that she's definitely running for president because she wanted to put this behind her, and the politics of this are more interesting". I do not think she'd be hard at all, she'd destroy our country.

Warren on Monday was quick to remind the president of his provocation, pointing out that her chosen charity is the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. What counts as Native American heritage is a question with different answers among the 573 legally recognized tribes in the United States.