Ultimately, Warren's tests showed she likely has less Native American blood than the average white American.
If Warren really were the "true leader" she claims to be, Mullin said she would have come out and apologized "to the American people ... saying she has misspoken".
"There was so little!" "They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory".
Appearing on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Debbie White Dove Porreco said she was glad the Massachusetts Democrat finally took the DNA test, which she urged her to do back in May.
In The Washington Post, Dana Milbank was particularly discouraged that by relying on a DNA test - not to mention one with such inconclusive results - she had accepted a dare Trump once made on the campaign trail. As Vox.com explained, members of the Cherokee Nation have long-argued that it takes more than genetics for a person to call themselves Cherokee. That would make her between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American, according to The Boston Globe. Harvard's law school bragged about her as a Native American hire.
"The problem is that, when you strip away all of the glitz of her well-produced video, you are left with this: There's still no certainty that Warren is, in any meaningful way, Native American", CNN's Chris Cillizza said.
Taking such tests, larding counter-claims with weapons of putative fact, simply plays into the pantomime of provocation and mockery that Trumpland inspires; you dignify such shows of provocation further by conceding to your opponent that he might have had something to go on in the first place, the absurd or irrelevant rendered plausible.
In response Warren unleashed a storm of 28 tweets calling Trump "a bully that scares easy" but no one, especially on social media, seemed to be buying the idea that having one POSSIBLE Native American ancestor 200 years ago makes one an Indian. Many people called the post offensive and racist.
The genealogy group has said it has no conclusive evidence of her ancestry, and a spokesman said Monday it would not comment on the genetic findings.
My great-grandmother was half Creek, the daughter of a slave and a Native American who owned a plantation along the Chattahoochee River in Heard County, Ga. It risked aggravating Native American sensibilities and while failing to convince Trump.
Throughout my childhood, I witnessed many incidences of racism - whether they were directed at me, my sister, or my father. Wherever I was (I lived in four countries along the way), I knew I was an outsider.
On Monday, Warren, a senator from MA, revealed the results of a DNA test she said bolsters her claims of Native American ancestry.
But Elizabeth Warren is not Native American.
"Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage", Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. He means to target Warren, but he doesn't mind being hurtful to Native Americans either. "I think the fact is it's an issue that's been attached to her since 2012", he said.
While there were a few Twitter users who found Chaffetz's post amusing, the reactions were largely negative, with many users calling the former politician "racist".
Even the Cherokee Nation broke her claims with the following statement: "A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship".