The high-profile disclosure was widely seen as a means of disarming one of President Trump's favorite ways to insult the MA senator, ahead of a potential run at the presidency in 2020.
And like Trump, she's getting blowback: Jokes.
Concluding her thread of tweets, Warren warned the the midterm elections, in which Democrats are forecasted to make gains in the House of Representatives, are fast approaching. Elizabeth Warren took, which showed she has Native American ancestry, is "completely irrelevant to the process" of determining her tribal identity, the Cherokee Secretary of State told NPR's Morning Edition. In September 2017, a Globe investigation concluded that she did not.
That tweet was like chum, and today Trump swam right for it, once again calling Warren "Pocahontas" but this time adding "the bad version".
"The networks were so disgustingly in the tank for Senator Warren", Fondacaro wrote.
Warren released the findings of the test in a video in which she concedes that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history".
A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. He also denied making the million-dollar donation offer. Warren asked him to cut a check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. On Monday, Trump said he would pay up, but only if he "can test her personally". "This is not something I would enjoy doing either".
The DNA test, conducted by a Stanford University professor, concluded that there was "strong evidence" that the senator had a Native American in her family tree dating back six to 10 generations. Those labels rightly make us cringe today. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work".
The "creepy" description carries extra meaning during the nation's reckoning with sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era.
Later Monday, Trump said he did not owe Warren the money, saying that was contingent on her winning the nomination. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong.
Trump said Warren "should apologize for perpetrating this fraud", and claimed that Harvard would not have otherwise hired her as a law professor.
Native Americans also have objected to Trump's "Pocahontas" nickname for Warren. Even they don't want her. Phony!
President Obama's 2012 presidential campaign manager doesn't like the optics. And this surely does not help her future candidacy.
The Warren DNA matter quickly became part of political culture.