On Monday morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s decades-long claims to be Native American came crashing down as the results of her DNA test were revealed. Now, to add insult to injury, outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who is an actual Indian-America, has completely humiliated the Massachusetts Democrat. You’re going to love this!
According to The Daily Caller, Nikki Haley poked fun at what seemed like everyone in Washington, D.C., during a speech on Thursday night, but her jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her DNA test brought the most laughs. Serving as the keynote speaker at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Haley played with the crowd, teasing that she knows why she was invited to the event.
“I do understand why you invited me. Two years ago, President Trump was here and he made some waves with his remarks — apparently no one here could have predicted that,” Haley joked. “So last year you went with [House Speaker] Paul Ryan, who’s a Boy Scout, and that’s fine but a little boring, so this year you wanted to spice things up again, right? I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test.”
“Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren,” Haley teased.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren faced backlash this week for misrepresenting her Native American heritage after a DNA test showed that she is between 1/64 and 1/1,204 American Indian, about as much as your average white person.
Nikki Haley’s parents immigrated from India. After she was elected governor, she became the first Indian-American to hold office in South Carolina.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is touting a DNA test that shows she has, at most, 1/64 Native American ancestry, and possibly as little as 1/1024 — which means she may have no more Native American DNA than the average white American, and less than many other Americans.
Even 1/64 — corresponding to one great-great-great-great grand parent — would not qualify Warren for membership in any Native American tribe, nor justify her claims to Native American identity. [Source: Breitbart]
Moreover, Warren’s DNA sample wasn’t even compared to the DNA of actual Native Americans — samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia were used. So, at best, she is between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Mexican, Peruvian, or Colombian. But, again, she has no more claim to a minority status than the average white American.
The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis.
Warren provided a sample of her DNA to a private lab in Georgia in August, according to one of the senator’s aides. The data from that test was sent to Bustamante and his team for analysis. Warren received the report last week.
To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American. [Source: Boston Globe]
Haley didn’t stop at Warren on Thursday night, though. Trump, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, and former President Barack Obama and his administration were all in her crosshairs.
“I really am super excited to be at the Al Smith Dinner,” Haley said. “As a member of the Trump cabinet, it is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed.”
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