Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that made fun of global warming on Thursday by tweeting that she "believe[s] in science" — a move that instantly backfired.
"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record," Trump tweeted Thursday. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"
A little over an hour later, Warren responded.
"I'm going to say something really crazy: I believe in science," wrote the senator. "Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren."
In response, Warren received an education in science on a range of topics, including DNA, gender and unborn children:
Warren has come under fire for her claim that she is Native American — a claim that she reportedly did not even make until she was in her 30s. Warren's claims are hard to believe considering "that she is not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, not enrolled in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, nor is she a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee."
In 2012, The Atlantic reported that Warren could not even become a member of one of those groups, even if she wanted to because she does not qualify:
Despite a nearly three week flap over her claim of "being Native American," the progressive consumer advocate has been unable to point to evidence of Native heritage except for a unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee. Even if it could be proven, it wouldn't qualify her to be a member of a tribe: Contrary to assertions in outlets from The New York Times to Mother Jones that having 1/32 Cherokee ancestry is "sufficient for tribal citizenship," "Indian enough" for "the Cherokee Nation," and "not a deal-breaker," Warren would not be eligible to become a member of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes based on the evidence so far surfaced by independent genealogists about her ancestry.
President Trump has consistently hammered Warren over the claim. He recently took a shot at "Pocahontas" in November while honoring Native American WWII code talkers. Though Trump took a lot of heat for the timing of his remark, even liberal comedian Trevor Noah noted that the president was right in a segment on the issue.