Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated she has some Native American heritage as a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as “Pocahontas.”
However, the Washington Times reports that a 2014 Harvard University and 23andMe study found that European Americans tested overall for 0.18 percent Native American ancestry, while Sen. Warren’s results show anywhere from 0.09 to 1.5 percent
“This means that the DNA test shows that Warren is actually LESS NATIVE AMERICAN than the average American of European ancestry,” said Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson on his right-tilting Legal Insurrection blog.
The Massachusetts Democrat and potential 2020 presidential contender challenged Trump to make good on his pledge to donate $1 million to charity if she provided proof of Native American heritage, a moment that was caught on video. Trump falsely denied ever making the offer.
The analysis was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante, a prominent expert in the field. He concluded that the great majority of Warren’s ancestry is European but added that the results “strongly support” the existence of a Native American ancestor.