Trump denies offering $1M after Warren takes DNA test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury Mass. earlier this month

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury Mass. earlier this month

"I haven't looked at the test", Conway told reporters Monday morning.

But is it junk science?

Freeman comments: "At least according to the report from Professor Bustamante, it's possible that Sen".

As reported by the Globe, this means she could be between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American (though the newspaper initially published an erroneous figure and had to correct it). The study examined the average Native-American ancestry for Americans-including European, African and Latino Americans.

Warren's DNA analysis, conducted by Stanford University research Carlos Bustamante found that the "vast majority" of Warren's lineage is of European ancestry.

According to the Boston Globe, Bustamante calculated that Warren's Native American ancestor appeared in her family tree "in the range of 6-10 generations ago". And if 1/1024th is enough to make Warren Native American, progressives will have to rethink about their views on "cultural appropriation". Each human has 23 pairs of chromosomes.

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain said Sen. "It tells us about one ancestor, and we can't rule out more ancestors".

After that Montana debate, Warren brushed off Trump's taunts as she had multiple times before, whenever he deployed his derisive "Pocahontas" nickname for her.

How to interpret the results, experts said, is a separate matter.

The test showed she has from one 1/1024th Native American blood, to up to one 1/64th. With positive DNA test results in hand, she's pushing back - and reiterating that she did not use her ancestry to advance her academic career.

Turns out, the Senator did take the DNA test and she does have distant Native American ancestry. "I hope that she is running".

Kim TallBear is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment at the University of Alberta and the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". This is the same technology used in commercial direct-to-consumer ancestry tests, like that from

Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas".

So Trump did say he would give $1 million to a charity of Warren's choice, but he said he would do it while engaging with Warren in a political debate, presumably for president. But if you accept her account of her parents' marriage, then her unconventional claim to that identity is rooted in sentimentality, not cynicism. "I have a feeling she will say no".

Apparently, the real art of the deal is denying you ever offered a deal-even if you did so in front of thousands of witnesses on camera.

Trump waved off Warren's DNA test results on Monday, telling reporters, "who cares?" when asked about them.

After Trump denied making that $1 million pledge, Warren responded by tweeting, "Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump?". The best part: If you have an extra fiver laying around, you can donate too!

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