Warren responds to Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur


Elizabeth Warren on Sunday ruled out a 2020 presidential run and taking a DNA test to prove Native American ancestry - an issue that has nagged her Senate campaigns and would nearly certainly create problems in a White House bid.

Asked by CNN if she gets upset by Trump's nickname, Warren says she would use his attacks as a chance to lift up the stories of Native Americans.

Meanwhile, Warren brushed aside calls that she get a DNA test to resolve questions about her Native American heritage. In fact, there is no proof Warren has any Native American blood in her at all. Host Chuck Todd pointed out a recent Massachusetts' newspaper editorial that called upon the supposed Native American to take a $99 DNA test sample.

Appearing unbothered, Warren went on to share the tale about her lineage once more. "It's a part of who I am and no one is ever going to take that away". "That's the story that my brothers and I all learned from our mom and our dad, from our grandparents, from all of our aunts and uncles", she said.

Trump's tariffs, which he announced last Thursday, were met with swift opposition from numerous president's fellow Republicans who say they will harm the economy.

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In several television interviews, Warren, who has been touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, said she saw a role for tariffs as part of U.S. trade policy.

'His family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American, ' Warren told Todd during the segment.

Despite winning the 2012 election, Warren has continued to address questions raised about her heritage in 2018. Todd again asked Warren. "I am in these fights, and I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018". And never used it for anything.

The speech was a clear attempt to put the controversy around her claims of heritage to rest and potentially another sign of 2020 presidential ambitions.

"Look, I do know". She wanted to be elected to another term as Senator and both her Republican opponent and the NY media were asking if she would finish her term. Native women are subjected to sexual violence at rates much higher than any other group in our country. "That is just fundamentally wrong".