‘WHO CARES, WHO CARES?’
President Trump’s name-calling of Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” and denying her claims of Native American heritage, prompted Warren to release results of a DNA test that provides proof of her ancestry. “There is strong evidence that Ms. Warren has Native American pedigree, 6-10 generations ago. The error rate is less than one-in-a-thousand.” (Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a renowned geneticist)
Senator Warren (just re-elected) also released a video of Trump’s promise: ‘I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, if you take the (DNA) test and it shows you’re an Indian.” Trump mocked the DNA results and called her (video) statements “a scam and a lie.”
“Who cares, who cares?” “I didn’t say that,” exclaimed Trump. Later, Trump stated he would keep his $1 million pledge, only “if I can test her personally … That will not be something that I enjoy doing.”
The historical fact is that Pocahontas was a Powhatan Indian chief’s daughter, learned English, married John Rolfe (a leader of the Virginia settlement) in 1607, sailed to England, gave birth to a baby boy (Thodemocracy mas Rolfe), and died just as the ship was about to return to Virginia. She was 20 years old. John Rolfe, and son (Thomas Rolfe), eventually settled in Virginia. Pocahontas’s family line extends to Mary Anna Randolph Custis (Robert E. Lee’s wife), Edith Wilson (President Woodrow Wilson’s wife), and to Jeanne Shaheen, Senator (D-NH). It’s fair to conclude that Trump reneged on his promise.
– Carl Evensen, State College, PA