UPDATED 11:04 AM PT — Mon. Oct. 15, 2018
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren has released her long-anticipated DNA results and is receiving harsh backlash over the findings.
On Monday, the Massachusetts lawmaker revealed her heritage test, which she says strongly supports her claim of Native American ancestry.
However, it appears her tests show she could be as little as 1/1,024th percent Native American, which would hardly allow her to claim membership in a tribe. In fact, the minimum requirement for someone to join most tribes is 1/16th — if not more.
President Trump, who has long criticized the senator after claiming Native American heritage, spoke to reporters over the issue Monday.
“I hope she’s running for for president, because I think she’d be very easy. I hope that she is running. I do not think she would be difficult at all. She’ll destroy the country. She’ll make our country into Venezuela. With that being said, I don’t want to say bad things about her, because I hope that she would be one of the people that would get through the process. It’s going to be a long process for the Democrats.”
— President Donald Trump
Despite Monday’s DNA results, Senator Warren mentioned she is currently not enrolled with any tribe.