- The Washington Times - Friday, July 6, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Donald Trump, during his speech in Great Falls, Montana, floated the idea of paying $1 million to charity if Sen. Elizabeth Warren would only take a DNA test to prove her so-called Native American heritage.

Warren tried to fight back — but it had all the defensive air of a fish out of water, flopping and floundering for air.

The good senator, after all, has already been busted using a false Native American tag in connection with career advancement.

“There is no dispute that Warren formally notified officials at the University of Pennsylvania and then Harvard claiming Native American heritage after she was hired,” PolitiFact wrote. “Warren’s campaign team could never uncover any documents that confirmed Native American heritage in her family. The New England Historic Genealogical Society also could not find any.”

So Trump, from Montana, was simply scoring some easy points. In other words: Sorry, anti-Trump fact-checkers. The fact checking’s already been done.

“[L]et’s say I’m debating Pocahontas,” Trump said, in context of discussing his next White House run, The Hill reported. “I promise you, I’ll do this — you know those little kits they sell on television for $2? Learn your heritage. I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she’s of Indian heritage — because her mother said she has high cheekbones, that’s her only evidence — we will take that little kit

… and we will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.”

In March, Warren was pressed to take a DNA test to prove her heritage. But nothing’s come. And seriously, we can’t hold breath on this one.

“Hey, @realDonaldTrump,” Warren wrote on Twitter, in reaction to Trump’s Montana offer. “While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order. Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you’re destroying.”

Spoken like a true liberal. When confronted with their lies, they go low and try to distract.

Even the least politically observant can see through the scam, though. The obsession here is not the gene pool. The obsession is truth, and why some politicians — particularly left-leaning politicians — think they they’re above it.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.


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