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Panicking Warren Issues Embarrassingly Bad Response to Trump's $1 Million Dare

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Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to deflect President Donald Trump’s dare that he would pay her $1 million to take a DNA test to prove her alleged Native American heritage by falsely claiming his administration is conducting DNA tests on children at the border because federal officials “ripped them from their mamas.”

The truth is the adults who accompanied the children may have no relation to them at all.

At a campaign-style rally in Montana on Thursday night, Trump stated he would look for an opportunity to challenge Warren, whom he has nicknamed “Pocahontas,” to take a DNA test if he ever found himself in a presidential debate with her.

“And we will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,’” the president said. “And let’s see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no, but we will hold it for the debates.”

“I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate when Warren proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage because her mother says she has high cheekbones,” he added. “That’s her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheekbones. … Now even the liberals are saying take a test.”

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The senator would not agree to take a DNA test when questioned by NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd in March about her claims that her mother is part Native American.

The Boston Herald reported that from 1986 to 1995, Warren listed herself as Native American in law school directories, while serving as a professor.

Genealogists were not able to prove Warren’s claim after her alleged ancestry became an issue during her 2012 Senate bid.

After Trump’s comments Thursday night, Warren shot back in a tweet: “Hey, @realDonaldTrump: While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order.”

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The Massachusetts senator wrongly claimed in the tweet that the Trump administration is conducting DNA tests on the children because it separated them from their mothers at the border.

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich corrected Warren, pointing out that the officials are conducting DNA tests to determine if the adults that accompanied the children over the border are in fact their parents.

“Most of the time they are strangers paired to unaccompanied children by smugglers (a billion dollar industry),” wrote Pavlich, who originally hails from Arizona.

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“You can never really verify who the parents really are,” former Border Patrol and Customs Special Agent Jason Piccolo told Pavlich. “Especially in light of adult males showing up with kids.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley highlighted earlier this year that a common tactic used by smugglers is to pair children with unrelated adults, knowing this is a way to get illegal immigrants released into the U.S.

“A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report confirmed that human smuggling rings are exploiting children in order to prevent the detention of the undocumented immigrants they’re smuggling into the United States. They are pairing children with unrelated adults, knowing adults who enter the United States with children won’t be detained,” Grassley said.

“At least one Honduran interviewed by DHS officials reported that children are kidnapped or adopted then smuggled with their unrelated adult ‘family member’ to the United States,” the senator added.

“This smuggling practice has bolstered an underground market for counterfeit birth certificates according to the report, which was prepared by the DHS Human Smuggling Cell. Once in the U.S., these children are vulnerable to labor or sex trafficking.”

Warren, while trying to take a shot at the president, displayed her ignorance about what is truly going on at the U.S. border.

If she really cared about children being “ripped” from their mothers, she would be encouraging the Trump administration in its efforts to determine the parentage of the kids.

Meanwhile, Senator Warren, how about that DNA test?

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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