Elizabeth Warren is a Dem favorite to run against Trump but they know it is likely he will humiliate her.
Elizabeth Warren tried to portray Donald Trump as a racist, but she’s the one who defended her Native American identity on the basis of “high cheek bones.” If she didn’t want to have the name of Pocahontas or Fauxcahontas she shouldn’t have fabricated a heritage other than one-hundred-percent white privilege.
Basically, if she campaigns against Trump she is going to hear about Pocahontas every day.
Trump’s reignition of the racially-charged slight reinforced his complete disregard for politically correct boundaries. It illustrated his affinity for branding his opponents with pithy nicknames in order to degrade their stature. But it also reopened a controversy for Warren that even some Democrats say she mishandled during her 2012 campaign.[…]
While they didn’t call her “Pocahontas” in 2012, Republicans seized on a report during her first campaign that Warren listed herself as Native American at Harvard Law School, raising questions of whether she claimed minority status in order to gain an advantage in attaining an Ivy League professorship. A Fordham Law Review piece later described her as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.”
Slow to respond and lacking any tangible proof of her heritage, Warren relied on anecdotal stories within her family, noting her grandfather’s “high cheekbones.”
The New England Historical Genealogical Society, which originally said there was evidence Warren was 1/32 American Indian, later recanted the claim.
“We have no proof that Elizabeth Warren’s great great great grandmother O.C. Sarah Smith either is or is not of Cherokee descent,” the group’s spokesman said.[…]
Still, while she defeated Sen. Scott Brown in 2012, she never fully put to bed questions about why she suddenly identified as Native American at Harvard, but not during earlier points in her career as a professor and student.[…]
But while only Trump knows his true motive, those close to Warren are clearly sensitive about that attack and realize it will be resurrected if she decides to reach for the presidency.
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