President Donald Trump mocked Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s announcement that she may seek the presidency in a meme about her past claims of Native American heritage.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019
The meme appears to originate with The Daily Wire, an outlet founded by Ben Shapiro.
Trump has delighted in mocking Warren’s past claims of Native American ancestry and welcomed her entry into the 2020 fray during a New Year’s interview with Fox News, saying:
Elizabeth Warren will be the first. She did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage. That didn’t work out too well. I think you have more than she does, and maybe I do too and I have nothing. So, we’ll see how she does, I wish her well, I hope she does well, I’d love to run against her.
Trump was further pressed on whether he thought Warren could win the presidency, to which he quipped, “Well, that I don’t know. You’d have to ask her psychiatrist.” (Related: Trump Taunts Warren’s ‘Bogus’ DNA Test Results)
Warren shared the results of her DNA test, which was conducted by a Stanford researcher, with the Boston Globe in October.
“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 six-to-10 generations ago.”
Warren’s results show that she possibly ranges from 1/64th Native American to 1/1024th Native American. 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 in the 1990s, based on her self-listing in a directory as a Native American.