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Native American Woman Is Ticked That Sen. Warren Won't Back Off Claims Of Cherokee Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, and her name has been whispered as a potential contender in 2020. Trump has brushed aside Warren’s criticisms on a number of different occasions, and he has even taken to referring to her as ‘Pocahontas,’ a reference to her claims that she’s part Native American.

Those claims by Warren have been derided in many circles, but she’s held firm in her claims while referencing ‘family stories’ as a way for her to back them up. It’s one of those political controversies that will never completely go away, and we can expect it to gain even more scrutiny if Warren moves forward with her rumored 2020 ambitions.

In the meantime, one Native American woman is taking serious umbrage with the Senator’s claims, and she’s gone public with calls for her to stop making them.

As Fox News Insider shares, Rebecca Nagle recently appeared for an interview with Fox News host Jesse Watters, and the Cherokee woman stated her case in succinct terms.

"As a mixed Native woman, I get to relive the stereotypes that Warren perpetuates every day," she said. "I'm not 'part-Cherokee', I am Cherokee."

"[We're] not bit fractions of imagined Indians that used to exist. [Warren should] take responsibility for her false claim."

Watters was quick to point out that Trump is not a fan of Warren’s claims either, and he referenced one of the many comments that the commander-in-chief has thrown in her direction.

"I call her Pocahontas, and that's an insult to Pocahontas," Trump said. "She's a hopeless case."

Nagle isn’t a big fan of the president throwing shade at Warren in that fashion, as she notes that the tale of Pocahontas is quite personal for Native Americans and that the actual story differs greatly from the version that has been portrayed in the Disney film of the same name.

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai (I-MA), an Indian immigrant that intends to challenge Warren for her Senate seat, has also taken umbrage with the Senator’s claims, and he even offered up a gift for her to help put the chatter about her ancestry to bed once and for all.

“I'm deeply saddened @SenWarren refused my thoughtful (gift-wrapped) Birthday Gift: the 23&me DNA Test Kit. Most unfortunate!" he wrote. "

He added the hashtag, "#FakeIndian."

Ayyadurai claims that the package was sent back to him unopened. Regardless, it’s quite clear that Warren’s claim is never going to slip away quietly into the night, although we have a sneaking suspicion that she never opened up the can of worms in the first place.

It’s going to follow her around for the rest of her political life, and Trump’s nickname for her will likely stick as well.

As for the commander-in-chief, he may want to retire the nickname as well. He’s made his point, but Nagle has made it clear that it rubs her the wrong way.

We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that she’s not the only Native American that feels that way. There’s also a really good chance that she’s also not the only one to have a problem with what Warren has had to say about her ancestry, and that’s something Warren will have to continue to answer for down the road.

Source: Fox News Insider
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, YouTube

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