Elizabeth Warren, mocked by Donald Trump as 'Pocahontas', releases DNA test


President Donald Trump on Monday reneged on a promise to donate $1 million to charity if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.

The results, as shared with The Boston Globe, reportedly reveal "strong evidence" the MA senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

That forefather - or foremother - could have been between six and 10 generations ago, according to Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who analyzed the results.

That meshes with Warren's narrative that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.

It concluded there was "strong evidence" that Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, has Native American DNA.

This means she could be 1/32nd Native American, or just 1/512th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.

CBS Boston says Warren releasing the results increases speculation she intends to run for president in 2020.

The five-minute video depicts Ms. Warren's family recounting their history and reacting to Mr. Trump's comments.

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The results were first given to The Boston Globe on Sunday, before being publicly released Monday morning.

Those critics have charged that Warren advanced her career with a narrative she is a descendant of the Cherokee and DE tribes.

"The President likes to call my mom a liar".

"I'm going to get one of those little [DNA testing] kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she's of Indian heritage.", Trump said. "What do the facts say?" she asks him.

"The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree", Bustamante replies.

Critics have charged that Warren has advanced her career with a narrative she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes.

Trump has mocked Warren for years, calling her "Pocahontas" as a way to denigrate her claims of Cherokee heritage.

"This new website has more than you'd ever want to know about the smears, made-up quotes, and invented stories thrown at me", Warren said in a statement. Warren did not use a commercial service for her DNA analysis, according to The Globe, but rather Bustamante, who is on the scientific advisory board for Ancestry. "It has personnel files".