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Warren, Trump Now at Odds Over Million-Dollar Wager on Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau headquarters in Washington on Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says President Trump has to pay up and donate to charity now that she has a DNA test proving her Native American ancestry.

Trump’s response to reporters outside the White House: “Who cares?”

At a July rally, Trump told supporters, “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’ … we’ll see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no but we will hold it for the debates.”

Warren called upon Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to Ancestry and 23 and Me, to check her DNA. Bustamante found she had a Native American ancestor from six to 10 generations ago.

The senator then began goading Trump on Twitter.

Asked about his million-dollar rally quote, Trump told reporters today, “I didn’t say that. I think you better read it again.”

“I hope she’s running for president because I think she’d very easy. I hope that she is running. I do not think she’d be difficult at all. She’ll destroy the country. She’ll make our country into Venezuela,” Trump continued.

“With that being said, I don’t want to say bad things about her, because I hope she would be one of the people that would get through the process. It’s going to be a long process for the Democrats.”