Senator Elizabeth Warren has strongly criticized President Donald Trump’s response to her DNA test, which proves she has Native American ancestry. Trump said he would only donate $1 million to charity if he could ‘personally’ test Warren’s DNA.
“We all know why @realDonaldTrump makes creepy physical threats about me, right?” Warren tweeted. “He’s scared. He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself. It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”
Trump has previously mocked Warren for her claims to Native American ancestry and repeatedly called her Pocahontas. He also said he would donate a $1 million to charity he she took a DNA test. In light of the results, Trump denied saying he would donate the money.
“I won’t sit quietly for Donald Trump’s racism, so I took a test.” Warren tweeted. “But DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate.”
Warren’s belief that she has Native American ancestry stemmed from a family story, which turned out to be true. Warren said that Trump has a family story, too.
“It’s the story of a second-generation tax cheat who was handed a $413 million inheritance through rich-guy loopholes and outright criminal fraud,” she said. She called the President “a cowardly elitist who has never known or cared what life is like for anyone who’s ever lived outside of a skyscraper in Manhattan” and suggested that he’s not even a billionaire.
“He won’t show us his tax returns. Why? Maybe he isn’t as rich as he pretends, & he doesn’t want us to know that his ’empire’ is really built on debts he owes to some sketchy characters.”