Warren, who appears to be preparing for a 2020 presidential campaign, responded to Trump's series of tweets Tuesday morning with two tweets of her own, mocking the Republican president for reviving the Pocahontas nickname, which she and some Native American leaders say is a racist slur.
Warren's release of the DNA report on Monday was accompanied by a almost six-minute, campaign-style video that recounted her background and takes direct aim at Trump, with Warren saying his mocking of Native Americans is "not what America stands for".
However the announcement has provoked the ire of the Cherokee Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma, which has accused Ms Warren of "undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". According to Trump, the Native American tribe revealed Warren as a "complete and total fraud".
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But Warren had a role in this, too: Journalists in Boston started uncovering evidence that suggested that Warren may have known more about Harvard's promotion of her as Native American than she first let on.
But Warren's DNA test could backfire for her: Warren wanted to put Trump's attacks at rest by taking this test. Fried said Monday that when he presented her case to the faculty "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it". Now they're an issue all over again as she prepares to run for president in 2020. "Flashbacks" revealed Warren claiming direct knowledge of a Cherokee ancestor (and alleging that her family experienced racism as a result), and the official Cherokee Nation issued a stinging rebuke against the MA senator Monday night, reminding her that the Nation has strict guidelines for membership, which she does not meet. On Monday, Trump first denied ever making such a promise.
Later Monday, Trump said he did not owe Warren the money, saying that was contingent on her winning the nomination. "It's like the Kool-Aid Man saying, "I don't actually care about Kool-Aid.' No no no no no - you jumped through my f*uckin" wall because you were that excited that I was maybe doing to drink Kool-Aid, and now I have to call a contractor to fix this sh*t". She also said he makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work".
"I never thought the President of the United States would tweet something like this out", said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ).
Trump has bucked decades of precedent by refusing to release the returns.