Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to attempt to build momentum for a 2020 presidential run, and President Donald Trump has taken notice.
On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted out a faux campaign banner for Warren that poked fun at her claim of having Native American heritage.
Take a look at his tweet below:
If you look closely, you can see that instead of “2020” the banner reads “1/2020th.”
Last year, Sen. Warren (D-MA) released DNA test results that revealed that she is 1/1,024th Native American. According to the test results, an ancestor of hers from six to ten generations ago (from the 1700s or earlier) was a Native American.
Warren had long been claiming a special connection to the Native American since she herself was part Native American. This claim was obviously doubted by many, even by the president himself.
Just in case you were wondering, 1/1024 (0.09%) is actually a lower percentage of Native American ancestry than your average European-American. The average white American is 0.18% Native American, meaning Warren has even less of a claim than your average European-American.
Later that day, while taking questions from reporters in Georgia after surveying the damage from Hurricane Michael, President Donald Trump was asked about Warren’s DNA test.
“She owes the country an apology,” said President Trump. “What’s the percentage? 1/1000?”
Trump was also asked about the one million dollars he said he would donate to a charity of her choice.
“You mean, if she gets the nomination, in a debate, where I was gonna have her tested? I’ll only do it if I can test her personally, okay? That will not be something I enjoy doing either.”