Elizabeth Warren Is Asked About Being Called 'Pocahontas' By Trump

Elizabeth Warren dismisses call to prove Native American ancestry claims with DNA test

Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has traded barbs with President Donald Trump, said on Sunday she's "not afraid of tariffs", but stopped short of endorsing his decision to launch steep tariffs on steel and aluminum. She responded by telling the story she has told before about her family history, i.e. her father's family was opposed to him marrying her mother because she was part Native American.

Trump derisively refers to Warren as "Pocahontas" to mock her claim about being part American Indian. "I know who I am", Warren said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press", in comments carried by the Hill. "My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers".

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", Sen. That's where I'm going to stay focused.

Despite winning the 2012 election, Warren has continued to address questions raised about her heritage in 2018. "And never used it for anything". "My brothers and I, we grew up in Oklahoma, we know our story from our mom and our dad, and our grandmothers and our grandfather, and from our aunts".

Warren also confirmed that she has no plans of running against Trump in 2020.

"Only Elizabeth Warren can answer why she assumed a Native American identity as she was climbing the career ladder in academia", Lindstrom said. Warren also did not explicitly pledge to complete a second six-year Senate term if she's re-elected in November.

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Trump's tariffs, which he announced last Thursday, were met with swift opposition from numerous president's fellow Republicans who say they will harm the economy.

An editorial this month in Massachusetts's Berkshire Eagle urged Warren to buy a DNA test for $99 to resolve the issue once and for all.

Warren's public embrace of her family story could carry political risks - but not necessarily from Trump.

"I am very anxious that they're going to take advantage of him", Warren said.

Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried, who helped recruit Warren, has called any suggestion she enjoyed an affirmative-action benefit "nonsense". Warren could deliver the rebuke of all rebukes to Trump by posting her DNA test results to back up her claims.

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