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Elizabeth Warren might be as little as 1/1024th Native American

Elizabeth Warren might be as little as 1/1024th Native American

On the White House lawn, the president was asked about his reaction to Warren's test, which revealed that one of her ancestors, likely from six to 10 generations ago, was a Native American.

But now he denies ever making that offer.

Trump since then has undertaken a strategy of soaking up political oxygen with a slew of extended TV interviews, call-ins, and rallies.

National Review noted Warren was considered a "minority hire" at Harvard at the time, and she was even described at the time as the first "woman of color" hired at the law school. "You better read it again", Trump said.

"When I chose to run for Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family's Native American heritage would come under attack and my dead parents would be called liars", Senator Warren said in a statement.

Warren also includes family members in the video who call out Trump for mocking her.

In response, the video has a number of Ms Warren's colleagues and employers affirm that her background paid no role in her hiring.

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.

Trump, who was among those "birthers" who claimed former President Barack Obama was actually born in Kenya, has frequently referred to Warren as "Pocahontas", a reference to the American Indian woman who helped colonial settlers, and has said he has more Indian blood than she does.

The moves seem to anticipate the type of criticism she might face against opponents in a Democratic primary or in a possible general election matchup against Trump. "I'll only do it if I can test her personally", the president told reporters while touring Hurricane Michael damage along the Gulf Coast. It originally reported that meant Warren had as low as a 1/512 claim of native ancestry.

But Warren now has documentation to back up her family lore - a analysis of her genetic data performed by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to Ancestry and 23 and Me.

An architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up after the 2008 financial crisis, Warren has been a strong voice in the U.S. Senate on financial issues.

"I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science or sound science depending on the conclusion", Conway said, adding: "I haven't looked at the test".

"I hope she's running for president because I think she'd be very easy". "But I haven't looked at the DNA test and it really doesn't interest me".

Here's what I think happened. Dakota/Lakota writer Ruth Hopkins tweeted Monday that "DNA tests do not make one Native" and that Warren has disproven allegations that she gained from the claim.