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A questionable “fact check” report on Sen. Elizabeth Warren and DNA earned NBC News some raised eyebrows and plenty of ridicule.

“Trump wants Warren to prove her Native American heritage. Could she?” the Friday report asked, following President Trump’s latest challenge to the Massachusetts Democrat.

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“I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” the president joked at a campaign rally in Montana, daring Warren to take a DNA test to prove her claims of Native American heritage.

NBC News proceeded to “fact check” Warren’s heritage claims, reporting that DNA tests “could not show a specific tribe” and are conveniently “more unreliable for Native Americans.”

The report raised the eyebrows of many skeptical readers.

The question of journalistic integrity was also an issue.

There were some credible moments in the NBC News “fact check,” however:

There is no documented proof that Warren is descended from Native Americans.

Warren has not provided any. Genealogists who have investigated her history have found her relatives to be listed as white in historical documents like the Census and do not appear in the Indian documents typically used to verify claims of Native American ancestry, like the Dawes Rolls.

 

Warren’s family on her mother’s side was traced back four generations to the turn of the 19th century by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes who found the records listed all members as white. And out of  the 45 Indian records and documents she reviewed, Barnes could not find any one of Warren’s family, NBC News reported.

But the report confusingly concluded:

This doesn’t mean that Warren is not Native American — some Native Americans were not listed in the Dawes Rolls, for instance, or her ancestors could be from well before those records — but it does mean that there is no evidence that she is, either.

 

“The fact that it hasn’t been substantiated doesn’t 100 percent mean it won’t be substantiated,” genealogist Megan Smolenyak told NBC News so conclusively.

Warren continues to stand by the stories she was told by her mother when she was a child.

The latest liberal media check on the Democrat’s claims seemed only to create more mockery.

Frieda Powers

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