"Pocahontas" alone should be disqualifying for both Trump and Warren
Elizabeth Warren says a DNA test show she's part Indian. Now her supposed opponents are moving the strike zone and Donald Trump is claiming he never offered to donate to charity if she took a DNA test .
The whole "Pocahontas" issue alone should disqualify Trump from holding public office. At the same time, Warren's handling of the issue should also disqualify her. Both are harming the USA and leading us further along the Road to Idiocracy.
On July 5, Trump said this at a campaign rally, addressing Warren: "I will give you a million dollars, to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian. I have a feeling she will say 'no' ". Now he says: "I didn't say that. You'd better read it again". His defense will probably be that the DNA test doesn't show she's an Indian: she's only distantly part Indian.
Likewise, Legal Insurrection - a site so depraved they made a whole wiki about ad hom attacks on Warren - blogs "Elizabeth Warren DNA test does NOT prove she’s Native American, contrary to the hype / At most shows “strong evidence” of an ancestor dating back 6-10 generations, but is not conclusive, and more important, being Native American is not just about DNA markers".
Warren should have foreseen that all this would happen, because it's how conservatives do things. She should have first pinned Trump or his proxies down on what they mean by "Indian", then released the results. As it is now, she's more or less back to square one. She's certainly not going to stop the GOP from continuing to call her "Pocahontas".
Warren should have also made Trump and GOP leaders using "Pocahontas" a bad experience for them. Warren could have done that by working to undercut them to their base each time they used "Pocahontas". She might have done that once or twice in a weak way, but she didn't do it enough and she didn't do it forcefully. For instance, when Trump says "Pocahontas", she could respond by speaking directly to his base and working to convince some of them that Trump's tax policies would harm them.
As for Trump and the GOP, relying on something as incredibly dumb as "Pocahontas" should disqualify them. What they should have done is these five smart ways Trump could undercut Liz Warren from June 2016. Especially the fifth item: Warren is very pro-corporate on immigration but her supporters don't know it because Trump and the GOP are too dumb and corrupt to use it against her.
Idiotic things like "Pocahontas" are safe for Trump and the GOP: they won't impact GOP donors' attempts to profit from massive illegal activity. Not to mention that raising her immigration stance might expose how much she and Trump agree on the issue.
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