Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test that she claimed provided “strong evidence” that she was, in fact, Native American.
The problem? Warren’s last Native American ancestor was between six and 10 generations ago—likely living sometime in the 1700s. Warren had previously claimed that her grandmother was Cherokee.
Warren, however, took a bizarre victory lap… to push the idea that proving an incidental trace of Native American ancestry from three hundred years ago excused her career-boosting claim that she was a Native American woman.
“While the vast majority of the individual’s ancestry is European, the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor in the individual’s pedigree, likely in the range of 6-10 generations ago,” said the report released by Warren’s office.
Warren, who had been ridiculed as “Pocahontas” by President Trump, took to Twitter to claim that she had proved her ancestry—and demanding that he make good on a bet to donate $1 million to a charity of her choice.
“By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?” Warren said on Twitter. “I remember – and here’s the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.”
Trump has not yet responded.