President Trump mocks Sen. Elizabeth Warren over DNA test: ‘Phony!’
WASHINGTON – Already eyeing his 2020 re-election bid, President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked potential Democratic challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren for taking a DNA test showing she has some Native American ancestry.
“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,” Trump tweeted. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, ‘DNA test is useless.’ Even they don’t want her. Phony!”
Warren lashed back later that morning, calling the nickname “recycled racist name-calling.”
She also said he “fumbled and lied” over a $1 million pledge to donate to a charity of her choice if she took a DNA test. Over the summer, Trump did make the offer – but in the context of a hypothetical presidential debate with Massachusetts senator.
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