President Trump's 2020 campaign manager took a hatchet to Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Saturday ahead of her official presidential campaign kickoff.
"Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected," said Brad Parscale in a statement.
"The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class. Only under President Trump's leadership will America continue to grow safer, secure and more prosperous," he added.
Parscale's statement came shortly before Warren was expected to give a speech announcing her bid for the White House - marking the first time the Trump campaign has issued such a statement blasting a political opponent.
Warren's announcement comes days after "Fauxcahontas" was outed by the Washington Post for having listed her race as "American Indian" on a Texas State Bar registration in the mid-1980s. Meanwhile, lines for "National Origin" and "Physical handicap" were left blank.
As WaPo explains, "the card is significant" because, for the first time, it shows that Warren "directly claimed the identity."
One spokeswoman said Warren was sorry for "not more mindful of this"(presumably referring to the risks that this would all blow up in her face later in life), when she was younger, and for falsely identifying as a Native American for more than two decades.
"I can't go back," Warren told WaPo.
Earlier this month Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her decision to take a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry, a move that the NYT said "had angered some tribal leaders and ignited a significant political backlash."
Hilariously, Warren owned herself after releasing a DNA test confirming that she's as little as 1/1024th Native American - about half the percentage of the average white person.
So Elizabeth Warren is *possibly* 1/1024 (0.09%) Native American.— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) October 15, 2018
Scientists say the average European-American is 0.18% Native American. (https://t.co/XU0l1JQO1L)
That'd make Warren even less Native American than the average European-American.
What's more, the DNA expert she used, Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamente, "used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American" as opposed to, say, DNA from a Cherokee Indian which Warren has claimed to be throughout her career.
Elizabeth Warren has to go back 10 generations to find a non-white person in her family lineage. Warren is extremely, extraordinarily, almost completely white. Way whiter than the average whitey. That's the real headline here.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 15, 2018
Elizabeth Warren edition of South Park. pic.twitter.com/fpjEkgffBZ— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 15, 2018