Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test contradicts theories that she had faked Native American heritage, reports Emily Kopp of Roll Call. After having been mocked by President Trump as “Pocahontas,” Warren showed proof of her ancestry. She also provided evidence that her Native American elements were never used to advance her career, as Trump has claimed. In the past, he suggested that she only got into Harvard University because of her heritage. Documents she released contradicted that statement. Trump’s attacks on Warren over her Native American ancestry strongly mirror his conspiracy that Obama wasn’t born in America.
Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test provided an insignificantly small level of Native American heritage, holds David French of National Review. It certainly wasn’t enough proof to justify her having presented her Native American ancestry while looking for employment at Harvard. This may have very likely increased her chances of getting this job, as the university was eager for any diversity at the time. Harvard Law School portrayed her as its “first woman of color.” Instead of providing this lackluster evidence, Warren should have just admitted that while not being genetically Native American, she identified with it due to family lore.