(Conservative Tribune) – Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to deflect President Donald Trump’s dare that he would pay her $1 million to take a DNA test to prove her alleged Native American heritage by falsely claiming his administration is conducting DNA tests on children at the border because federal officials “ripped them for their mammas.”
The truth is the adults who accompanied the children may have no relation to them at all.
At a campaign-style rally in Montana on Thursday night, Trump stated he would look for an opportunity to challenge Warren, whom he has nicknamed “Pocahontas,” to take a DNA test if he ever found himself in a presidential debate with her.
“And we will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,’” the president said. “And let’s see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no, but we will hold it for the debates.”
“I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate when Warren proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage because her mother says she has high cheekbones,” he added. “That’s her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheekbones. … Now even the liberals are saying take a test.”
The senator would not agree to take a DNA test when questioned by NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd in March about her claims that her mother is part Native American.
The Boston Herald reported that from 1986 to 1995, Warren listed herself as Native American in law school directories, while serving as a professor.
Genealogists were not able to prove Warren’s claim after her alleged ancestry became an issue during her 2012 Senate bid.
[email protected]: “I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate when [@SenWarren] proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage because her mother says she has high cheekbones. That’s her only evidence, that her mother said she had high cheekbones.” pic.twitter.com/IBYhgwxeQp
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 6, 2018
After Trump’s comments Thursday night, Warren shot back in a tweet that said, “Hey, @realDonaldTrump: While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas & you are too incompetent to reunite them in time to meet a court order.”
The Massachusetts senator wrongly claimed in the tweet that the Trump administration is conducting DNA tests on the children because it separated them from their mothers at the border.
Townhall’s Katie Pavlich corrected Warren, pointing out that the officials are conducting DNA tests to determine if the adults that accompanied the children over the border are in fact their parents.
“Most of the time they are strangers paired to unaccompanied children by smugglers (a billion dollar industry),” wrote Pavlich, who originally hails from Arizona.
Actually, they’re conducting DNA tests because that’s the only way to tell if adults traveling with children are actually parents. Most of the time they are strangers paired to unaccompanied children by smugglers (a billion dollar industry). https://t.co/MYWMM6Bm0k https://t.co/SR8tzhyQqw
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 6, 2018
“You can never really verify who the parents really are,” former Border Patrol and Customs Special Agent Jason Piccolo told Pavlich. “Especially in light of adult males showing up with kids.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley highlighted earlier this year that a common tactic used by smugglers is to pair children with unrelated adults, knowing this is a way to get illegal immigrants released into the U.S.
“A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report confirmed that human smuggling rings are exploiting children in order to prevent the detention of the undocumented immigrants they’re smuggling into the United States. They are pairing children with unrelated adults, knowing adults who enter the United States with children won’t be detained,” Grassley said.
“At least one Honduran interviewed by DHS officials reported that children are kidnapped or adopted then smuggled with their unrelated adult ‘family member’ to the United States,” the senator added.
Name a more hilarious rivalry than @realDonaldTrump vs @SenWarren … we’ll wait pic.twitter.com/VXYqU9ICYA
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 6, 2018
“This smuggling practice has bolstered an underground market for counterfeit birth certificates according to the report, which was prepared by the DHS Human Smuggling Cell. Once in the U.S., these children are vulnerable to labor or sex trafficking.”
Warren, while trying to take a shot at the president, displayed her ignorance about what is truly going on at the U.S. border.
If she truly cared about children being “ripped” from their mothers, she would be encouraging the Trump administration in its efforts to determine the parentage of the children.
Meanwhile, Senator Warren, how about that DNA test?