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Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury Mass. earlier this month

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury Mass. earlier this month

The 2014 study was tweeted by the Republican National Committee's Michael Ahrens shortly after the Boston Globe ran an exclusive story Monday revealing Ms. Warren's DNA results. "Learn your heritage... and we will say, 'I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian".

Ms Warren, who is up for re-election in MA, shared the report along with a video of family and colleagues discussing her heritage on Monday.

Columnist Charles Hurt said that when President Trump riffs on Sen.

Warren's DNA analysis, conducted by Stanford University research Carlos Bustamante found that the "vast majority" of Warren's lineage is of European ancestry. Should Warren's ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/512th Native American. Trump's mocking reference has drawn criticism from Native American groups.

Warren wrote Monday morning on social media that she had not forgotten Trump's promise.

Asked about the DNA test, Kellyanne Conway, White House counsellor, told reporters: "Everybody likes to pick their junk science and sound science depending on the conclusion". But the report includes the possibility that she's just 1/1,024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.

The White House also tried to quickly dismiss the results.

"I will only do it if I can test her personally", Trump said. Warren claims Cherokee and DE heritage -- both of which use membership rolls to determine who qualifies for tribal citizenship, which Warren has never claimed.

Warren released personnel files earlier this year seeking to dispute critics who have charged that the former Harvard Law School professor advanced her law career with a narrative she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes.

Diehl said he thinks part of Warren's aim in dropping the DNA bombshell is to divert the attention of MA voters away from just how much time she is spending on her presidential ambitions. "I think it means that she's definitely running for president because she wanted to put this behind her, and the politics of this are more interesting".

Warren's heritage has been under scrutiny since 2012 during her campaign for the Senate against Scott Brown who ran attack ads aimed at her "Cherokee" heritage.

"Maybe they do it to insult me", she muses.

In the South it became known as the "one-drop rule, " meaning that a single drop of "black blood" makes a person a black. But if you accept her account of her parents' marriage, then her unconventional claim to that identity is rooted in sentimentality, not cynicism.

"Only a Democrat, folks, would think their report from a scientist saying that she might be one 1/1024th Indian would make their claim of minority status valid".

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