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  Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' says DNA test backs her ancestry
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Oct 15, 2018 07:22pm
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AuthorDoina Chiacu
News DateMonday, October 15, 2018 01:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as “Pocahontas” for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential campaign in 2020.

The Massachusetts lawmaker, known as a liberal firebrand in her party, said last month she would take a “hard look” at running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Trump in 2020. She and Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign and Trump has cast aspersions on her claim to Native American ancestry.

“When I decided to run for Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family’s Native American heritage would come under attack and my dead parents would be called liars,” she said in a statement on Monday.

“And I never expected the president of the United States to use my family’s story as a racist political joke,” she said.
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