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Elizabeth Warren Documents Her Native American Ancestry, Fires Back at Trump in Campaign-Style Short Film

She must be running.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has been consistently mocked and ridiculed by President Donald Trump and his conservative media minions for skepticism about her Native American ancestry.

This morning she released a five-minute short film that documents her immediate family background, her Oklahoma-based familial roots and the results of a DNA test from a respected Stanford professor that confirms her Native American heritage.

It is a remarkably effective bit of campaign material that is the clearest evidence to date that Senator Warren is exploring great political heights in the coming years, and certainly signals a potential run for the White House in 2020.

After airing damning clips of President Trump, Sarah Sanders, and Greg Gutfeld all mocking her based on the unverified political mythology of their own making, Warren hit’s back hard.

“Some people have questioned my heritage and my family history. Maybe they do it to insult me. Maybe they do it to distract from the kinds of changes I’m fighting for, and the kind of change I’m trying to bring to Washington. Maybe they do it because they think politics is a blood sport. But my parents were real people

NY Time’s Jonathan Martin noted on Twitter “Warren didn’t just do a DNA test – she went home to Okla to put her conservative-leaning family on camera and have em push back at the Pocahontas attack. It’s not “I’m running,” it’s “I’m running and won’t be Swift Boated.”

The mythology of her indigenous familial history has led to the remarkably insensitive nickname “Pocahontas” and a presidential challenge to take a DNA test to prove her ancestry. He had offered a charitable donation of $1 Million if she took a test that proved her indigenous ancestry, which this clip appears to do.

Ball’s in your court Mr. President.

 

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