In an interview with CNN Jim Acosta, Elizabeth Warren discussed her strong native American heritage. A heritage so powerful, she won’t even take a DNA test to prove it. Acosta asked Warren if it bothers her when Trump calls her ‘Pocahontas.’ “Doesn’t that bother you because of your family’s heritage?” he asked.
“My father fell in love with my mother when they were both still teenagers, and he was just head over heels over her but his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American,” explained Warren.
“It’s about my family’s story because my family’s story is deeply apart of me and apart of my brothers. It’s what we learned from our parents. It’s what we learned from our grandparents, it’s what we learned from our aunts and uncles,” explained Warren.
“I went to speak to native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them, that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to try to attack me, I’m going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories and I’m going to do that right now,” she said.
However, will she take a DNA test to prove that she’s the Native American she says she is? No. Chuck Todd asked her about it. “Look, I do know. I know who I am and never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” lied Warren to Chuck Todd.