There’s a strategist in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ear who thought it was a good idea to release results of a DNA test showing a likelihood that one of her very distant descendants was Native American. The advice taken. The results were predictable.
The test shows she is at most 1/32nd Native American if she is six generations from her Native American ancestor. That’s her best-case scenario. At worst, her ancestor was as far back as ten generations which would make her 1/1024th Native American. To put that into perspective, if she were to honor her heritage by engaging in 1/1024th of a four-hour Native American Sweat, she’d be in and out of the lodge in 14 seconds.
The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.
Undergoing the test and releasing the results reveal how seriously Warren is taking the attacks from Trump, who has been able to effectively caricature and diminish his national foes via nicknames and conspiracy theories. Trump pushed then President Barack Obama into releasing the long form of his birth certificate to prove what most knew was already true: He was born in America.
This publicity stunt was designed to let everyone know she’s serious about running for President in 2020. She wanted to be able to call out President Trump on his promise to give $1,000,000 to charity if she could prove Native American heritage. He won’t pay, of course, which will get plenty of headlines calling him a deal-breaking scoundrel, but was it really if for her to be the focus of even more jokes on social media?
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter. You decide:
"Acting as if the results of the senator's DNA test are a vindication of her initial claims is an assault on reason." By the great @davidharsanyi Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Proves She Was Lying https://t.co/zhsIwpPHSi
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 15, 2018
Reactions on Twitter show **strong evidence** leftists will adjust any narrative to make themselves feel better.
Thank you, Elizabeth Warren, for a good chuckle this morning. https://t.co/0lVqIZKfGu
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) October 15, 2018
If you’re still wondering why we say: ‘Elizabeth Warren lied about her Native American heritage to exploit affirmative action programs,’ it’s because Elizabeth Warren lied about her Native American heritage to exploit affirmative action programs https://t.co/6HBvAaKTZO
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) October 15, 2018
Hilariously, Warren’s only Native American ancestor may have actually lived at the time of Pocahontas.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 15, 2018
Elizabeth Warren has to go back 10 generations to find a non-white person in her family lineage. Warren is extremely, extraordinarily, almost completely white. Way whiter than the average whitey. That's the real headline here.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 15, 2018
Remember — @elizabethforma herself said that her parents eloped because her mom was Cherokee: https://t.co/sy1kTExc3L . Part of her family objected to 1/500thwhatever ? It completely undermines her new, edited narrative.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 15, 2018
1/1024 at this point can we determine that Elizabeth Warren is among the whitest people on earth?
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 15, 2018
#Oops At the very bottom of this article: “Correction: Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024.” – Boston Globe editors #FakeNews #Pocahontas #SeñoritaWarren @BostonGlobe https://t.co/m7x3kdfuWW
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 15, 2018
Is discovering she is 1/512th Native American the narrative victory Elizabeth Warren thinks it is?
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) October 15, 2018
"Warren also listed herself as a minority in a legal directory published by the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995. She’s never provided a clear answer on why she stopped self-identifying.”https://t.co/WXTYuAMSce
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 15, 2018
So Elizabeth Warren is *possibly* 1/1024 (0.09%) Native American.
Scientists say the average European-American is 0.18% Native American. (https://t.co/XU0l1JQO1L)
That'd make Warren even less Native American than the average European-American.
— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) October 15, 2018
Friendly reminder: https://t.co/IMD5jyekxL
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 15, 2018
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 15, 2018
One ancestor 6 to 10 generations ago, possibly. Don't worry though, the media is on it! (This whole story is peak 2018. Identity politics, collectivism and lapdog media pushing the new pernicious racism of the Left.) pic.twitter.com/kSXymwRPqZ
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) October 15, 2018