Daily Beast Treats DNA Test as Vindication for Elizabeth Warren

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"She has made a mockery of Native Americans and I think it's disgusting what she did".

She listed herself in professional directories as a Native American and was touted as Harvard Law School's first "woman of color" professor.

And even as his inner turmoil is partially soothed by the names and lineages he comes across, he's careful to say that many of his conclusions - about what parts of Africa his ancestors came from, or whether he's descended from Spanish Moors - can never be fully proved. Based on these results, her father's parents would have had to identify her from her 1/512 native heritage.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley waded into a controversy over a senator's heritage - by poking fun at her own. She said she's troubled by the divisive rhetoric of President Donald Trump and politicians who support him, which distracts from debate on important topics like ballooning health-care costs.

The DNA test that Sen. Warren is one of Trump's most vocal senatorial critics, and the president does not have a reputation for taking criticism lightly - often labeling opponents with derisive nicknames, and tweeting with those nicknames whenever a specific conflict arises. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American.

Back in 2015, researchers at 23andMe and Harvard University published the results of a genetic analysis of ancestry among the American people. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., continues to generate headlines is identity politics.

In the interview, the Cambridge Democrat, who has said she will "take a hard look" at running for president after November 6, placed the DNA results within the context of other recent moves she's made to open her background to outside scrutiny.

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"It adds fuel to that misconception that I can go out, get a DNA test and then, boom, that's all I really need", said Brandon Scott, a Cherokee Nation citizen and the executive editor of tribe's newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix.

My great-grandmother was half Creek, the daughter of a slave and a Native American who owned a plantation along the Chattahoochee River in Heard County, Ga. Lindsey Graham joined Trump in ribbing Warren over the test, saying on Fox News that he would take a DNA test himself.

Warren released a sleek, nominating convention-style biographical video Monday, complete with her holding a beer and showing her in her native Oklahoma with her older brothers. In 2012, she admitted that she did so "in the hopes that might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon a group something with people who are like I am".

What counts as Native American heritage is a question with different answers among the 573 legally recognized tribes in the United States. If anybody has lost moral authority to call anyone else a liar, it is Trump, whose falsehoods chronicled by The Washington Post's Fact-Checker column run into the thousands. I thought about being Chickasaw in much the same way that I saw myself as being part Scot-Irish or other European heritages.

Warren said in her video that her ancestry is a matter of family folklore and that she understands that only tribes determine tribal citizenship.

"I believe in transparency", she said, pointing to her decision to release her tax returns back to 2008, and every employment document "that we could lay our hands on" to show that her claims to Native American blood did not help her professionally.

One of President Donald Trump's greatest talents is to effortlessly induce Democrats to do dumb stuff that exposes their lies, hypocrisy and contempt for the intelligence of their fellow Americans outside their urban strongholds.

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