President Trump, speaking at a rally in Montana, challenged Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to prove her Native American heritage.
“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 are an Indian and let’s see what she does,” the President told the crowd. “I have a feeling she will say no.”
The Massachusetts senator has been a biting critic of Trump for some time. Trump has responded by repeatedly trying to belittle her as “Pocahontas.”
Warren says she is Native American and points to “family stories” passed down to her through generations as evidence. One genealogist, following Warren’s account, traced her Native American heritage to the late 19th century, which, if true, would make her 1/32 Native American. (However, the legitimacy of those findings has been debated.)
During the rally, Trump described a debate strategy against Warren that involved tossing a boxed DNA test at her.
He made reference to the MeToo movement saying: “It’s the ‘MeToo generation’ so we have to be very gentle.”
Warren later responded to Trump’s remarks over her heritage on Twitter, saying that he should “focus on fixing the lives” that he’s destroying.