In his first official campaign swinging across Iowa, Senator Elizabeth Warren is already answering questions about his claims about his Native American ancestors.
At a demonstration in Sioux City on Saturday morning, a member of the audience confronted the Massachusetts Democrat, asking why she had decided to release the film. the results of her DNA test proving her Native American heritage even though she gave the president Donald Trump "more fodder to be a bully?"
"My decision was to put everything forward," said Warren.
"I am not a person of color," she added. "I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes – and only tribes – determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference. "
The question of her ancestors will certainly resurface now that the Progressive Senator has officially announced her candidacy for the presidency of 2020 this week by forming a exploratory committee. Now Warren is in the midst of a three-day tour of Iowa, where she is scheduled to meet with local leaders and community round tables across the state.
This is Warren's first trip to Iowa since 2014, where she continued to deepen a message of economic populism. Yet the question of his ancestors was the very first case evoked during the demonstration of Sioux City Saturday. Warren lamented how Republicans have "played a role in this part of my story" since she first introduced herself to a public office and did a lot of "insults." Trump may be at the top of the list, but Warren says she can not do anything about it.
"I can not stop Donald Trump from doing what he's going to do," said Warren. "I can not stop him from launching racial slurs. I have no power to do that. "
But Warren had previously chosen to engage with the president repeated criticisms of October by publishing the DNA analysis of its genes. The results "strongly suggest" that Native American ancestry of Warren dates back to six or ten generations ago and that it reveals that it lies between 1 / 1024th and 1 / 32nd.
Controversy over Warren's release of DNA results
By publishing his DNA results, Warren has inevitably stoked the flames for Trump, who for years has mocked his aboriginal heritage by calling him "…Pocahontas"And in July dared to make him take the genetic test. He offered to give $ 1 million to a charity if it did (later, he denied promising to pay the money by saying, "Who cares?").
Months later, she sold by releasing DNA analysis in its entirety.
This did not stop the critics. From the right –Trump took a blow on her again this week tweeting a even (factually inaccurate) manufactured by the Daily Wire and resembling a campaign seal with the slogan "Warren: 1 / 2020th" – or, as shown by the stoppage of the campaign in Iowa, from his own supporters. The DNA test also reveals tribal leaders seemingly ranged.
But there are reasons to believe that some backlash reports may be exaggerated. Whether or not his DNA is revealed politically, the controversy has made his personality understand that he is a political figure in thunder whose approval ratings are systematically low – while the common denominator is perhaps the reactions negative candidates and no matter what woman with ambition causes in Americans.