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President Trump falsely denies hypothetical $1M charitable offer to Warren for proving heritage

Posted: 8:21 AM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 15:49:07Z

President Trump on Monday denied that he offered Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) a $1 million charitable donation if she would take a DNA test that proved she had Native American heritage.

"Who cares," Trump said when asked about Warren's DNA test. "I didn't say that, you'd better read it again."

During a rally in Great Falls, Montana on July 5, Trump posed a hypothetical scenario in which he and Warren squared off in a presidential debate. Trump stated that if Warren were to bring up her claimed Native American heritage during the debate, he would immediately ask her to prove her bloodline with a DNA test.

"We will say, 'I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the (DNA) test and it shows you're an Indian,'" Trump said.

Warren called out Trump's false statement in a tweet on Monday.

"Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor?" Warren tweeted.

 

 

Here’s something you won’t “forget,” Mr. President: You’re the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

Trump's comments came after a "23 and Me" ancestry test taken by Warren shows she likely does have Native American ancestry.

Trump has taken to calling Warren "Pocahontas" during his rallies, and has implied that Warren unfairly received preferential treatment throughout her career by falsely claiming Native heritage. 

Trump also said on Monday that he hopes Warren wins the Democratic primaries for the 2020 election, saying he would easily beat her in the general election.

"I hope she's running for President because I think she would be very easy...I do not think she'd be difficult at all. She'll destroy the country. She'll make our country into Venezuela," Trump added.