Alert the media. President Donald Trump has lied again.
Senator Elizabeth Warren brought the genetic receipts. Trump denied making a statement that he did, in fact, make — despite knowing there is documentation to the contrary. A lot of things are at play here. Eugenics. Racism. The controversial science of direct to consumer DNA testing. The long history of white people claiming Native American ancestry for weird reasons.
A story in tweets.
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
Trump denies that he ever said he'd donate $1 million to charity if she took a DNA test and it showed she had Native American ancestry.
The quote: "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian"
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 15, 2018
Trump was just asked about his $1-M pledge on WH lawn: "i never said that" https://t.co/eiaVZiBm8A
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 15, 2018
DOCUMENT: Read the results of Elizabeth Warren's DNA test https://t.co/wcypGPCcxr
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) October 15, 2018
FWIW there's a very complicated history of the use of DNA testing to determine the boundaries of Native American identity
— Quinta ? Jurecic (@qjurecic) October 15, 2018
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 15, 2018