Former Obama Campaign Manager: Why Did Elizabeth Warren Release DNA Test Now, This Close to Midterms?

Barack Obama’s former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina ripped Senator Elizabeth Warren for releasing a DNA test in an attempt to refute President Donald Trump’s claims about her ethnicity.

“Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now?” Messina tweeted hours after Warren released her test results. “Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???”

The Massachusetts lawmaker released an analysis of her DNA to prove that she is of Native-American descent, with Trump and many other Republicans have mocked her for supposedly being less indigenous than she claims. The president even jokingly refers to her as “Pocahontas.”

However, Warren’s lineage results have caused more controversy, as a Stanford professor and 23 and Me adviser found that the Democratic senator’s Native-American ancestor was in her family line 6 and ten generations ago, which many find to be unconvincing.

As for Trump, the president said “who cares? when asked about Warren’s DNA results.

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