Trump Thanks Cherokee Nation For Calling Out Warren DNA Results

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump thanked the Cherokee Nation Tuesday morning for harshly criticizing Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s release of DNA test results.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. blasted Warren for the release of her results saying “Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage,” adding “it makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”

Warren shared the results of her DNA test, which was conducted by a Stanford researcher, with the Boston Globe Monday. “The results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor,” the researcher said in a summary of Warren’s ancestry findings, adding that the ancestor was likely in her genealogy “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”

Warren has long claimed to have Native American ancestry based upon familial lore even going so far as to submit recipes to a cookbook dedicated to Native American cuisine. Harvard Law School featured her as a “minority” professor with  in the 1990’s based on her self-listing in a directory as a Native American.