Donald Trump has recently been put under pressure in a move from senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, after she released DNA results showing her ancestory. "Flashbacks" revealed Warren claiming direct knowledge of a Cherokee ancestor (and alleging that her family experienced racism as a result), and the official Cherokee Nation issued a stinging rebuke against the MA senator Monday night, reminding her that the Nation has strict guidelines for membership, which she does not meet.
"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship", read a statement from Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Are you offended with [Warren] using her alleged Native American heritage to try to win elections? Trump's reference to "1/1024" referred to the scenario that her native ancestor is 10 generations back.
An Oklahoma Republican and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation is calling on Sen. Furthering Warren's self-own, it turns out the average American has 0.8 percent Native blood, making her claim even less impressive.
"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed", Trump tweeted of his potential 2020 challenger. Mocked by Trump, Warren was then spurned by the Cherokee Nation, the largest of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the US. "I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate", Warren said.
"For a senator, in this context, on this ongoing back-and-forth political fight, to talk about DNA", he said, "it really undermines tribal interest, frankly".
Trump said on Monday, while touring damage of Hurricane Michael in Florida, that the promise was contingent on her winning the 2020 Democratic primary and debating him during the campaign, and that he would only pay up if he could test her DNA "personally". "It's like the Kool-Aid Man saying, "I don't actually care about Kool-Aid.' No no no no no - you jumped through my f*uckin" wall because you were that excited that I was maybe doing to drink Kool-Aid, and now I have to call a contractor to fix this sh*t".
At a rally in July, Trump said: "And we will say, 'I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian ... we'll see what she does".
"I won't sit quietly for @realDonaldTrump's racism, so I took a test", Warren wrote on Twitter.
Warren was referring to the November 6 election, when Democrats hope to regain control of the House, which would put them in position to examine and possibly publicly release Trump's returns.