Now That Elizabeth Warren Took a DNA Test, Does Trump Owe $1 Million to Charity?
Senator Elizabeth Warren has been derided by President Donald Trump and his conservative media lackeys over allegations that she claimed Native American heritage to help her career.
Today she fought back on that by releasing a short campaign-style film that documents her familial and ancestry heritage and shows results of a DNA test that confirms she has Native American ancestry.
In a campaign rally last summer, Trump notably ridiculed Warren’s claim and suggested that if she were to prove her Native American ancestry with a DNA test, he would donate $1 million to her favorite charity.
The political rally was held in Montana in early July and the Commander in Chief foretold a potential political debate between him and future presidential candidate Warren, then mocked the #MeToo movement by suggesting he’d carefully toss a $2 DNA test kit to the senator if she were to agree to take it.
Trump then said, “And we will say, ‘I will give you $1 million to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.’ And let’s see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no, but we will hold it for the debates.”
So, now that she’s taken the test and has had confirmation of her indigenous heritage, will Donald Trump make good on his offer? A reasonable person would think so, but we are not living in reasonable times.
Trump could claim that the offer to donate $1 million to charity was technically an offer to offer in the future. That Trump was basically fantasizing about how a future debate might go, and that offer was part of a tall tale he was spinning to supporters who love the Trump campaign schtick.
That’s how Trump might weasel out of making good on what appears to be an offer to donate to $1 million to Warren’s favorite charity. And if her campaign-style short film is any indication, her favorite charity might be her own campaign for the presidency in 2020.
UPDATE: Elizabeth Warren just tweeted the very same reminder:
By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry? I remember – and here’s the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: https://t.co/I6YQ9hf7Tv pic.twitter.com/J4gBamaeeo
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
Watch the original clip above of Trump’s offer to Warren via Fox News.
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