One of the more significantly bizarre storylines of the 2018 calendar year was the culmination of the feud between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren.
Warren, who is a long time member of the US Senate, has long touted her Native American heritage publicly, even going so far as to receive financial benefits from that particular distinction when it came time to go to college. President Trump, even before becoming President, was doubtful of Warren’s assertion, publicly debating the authenticity of her story.
At one point, Donald Trump even bet Warren $1 million that she couldn’t prove her ethnicity via a DNA test. Warren fell for the ploy, took the test, and released the results publicly even though they were quite damning to her long-held assertion.
Now, with 2020 looming, and Warren’s name on the short list of possible candidates, the democratic party is urging the Senator to apologize for her continued assertion of Native American heritage…mostly because the DNA test showed exactly zero specific indication of such ancestry, instead only serving to prove that Warren had a minute fraction of DNA from the people of Central America, who could possibly have crossed over into the modern confines of the US to become the First Nations people of America.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) DNA test was such a fiasco, her advisers and even the far-left New York Times are worried this “lingering cloud over likely presidential campaign has only darkened.”Trending:
“More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions,” the Times writes, is that “she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal political operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of racial science — and, in doing so, played into Mr. Trump’s hands.”
“Advisers close to Ms. Warren say she has privately expressed concern that she may have damaged her relationships to Native American groups and her own standing with progressive activists, particularly those who are racial minorities.”
The democratic party has been on a streak of failures in recent years, sparked by Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing loss to Donald Trump in 2016, and the ensuing radicalization of their base.