During a campaign-style speech at a Montana rally Donald Trump once again ridiculed one of his favorite punching bags, Senator Elizabeth Warren:
“I`m gonna get one of those kits and in the middle of the debate when she proclaims that she`s of Indian heritage, because her mother says she has high cheekbones, that`s her only evidence that her mother said she has high cheekbones. We will take that little kit, and say, but we have to do it gently because we`re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to do it very gently. And we will very gently take that kit and we will slowly toss it hoping it doesn`t hit her and injure her arm, even though it probably only weighs two ounces.”
Trump the showman goaded Warren into taking a DNA test, vowing to give a million dollars to her favorite charity if the test proved she was an “Indian.”
No liberal worth his salt is going to rationalize Trump`s gratuitous dig at the #MeToo movement, especially coming from a serial pussy grabber. But we shouldn`t reflexively disagree with everything that Trump says, even a broken clock is right twice a day, and even a jackass sometimes speaks the truth.
Elizabeth Warren claimed Native American status at Harvard to advance her career, and as a minority I find that deeply offensive and frankly unforgivable. Warren hasn`t presented a shred of evidence that she`s of Native American descent, and from all appearances she`s as white as Snow White. Having high cheekbones and two bucks won`t get her a cup of coffee at Starbucks, and it won`t convince anyone that she has Cherokee blood flowing in her veins.
Democrats shouldn`t give Warren a pass because she`s a classic liberal, cultural appropriation in its most extreme form is an abomination, and in this one instance I will make common ground with Trump, and demand that she take a DNA test.
I call on my white liberal friends to join me in holding Warren accountable for her words and actions. If she doesn`t prove that she`s part Native American by taking a DNA test she should be anathema to the Democratic Party.
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