Here’s a question for the ages: how far into the realm of stupid would a Democrat have to go for “Late Show” Stephen Colbert to mock that person on his program? It seems that lying about being a Native American and then citing a bogus DNA test as proof does not meet the standard.
No, Stephen Colbert did not use the ripe comedic opportunity to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for thinking a DNA test showing she had between 1/64 to 1/1,024 Native American ancestry in her would somehow exonerate her contributing to a Pow Wow Chow cookbook in the mid-80’s. Instead, he called President Trump a “racist” for mocking Elizabeth Warren in her moment of self-defeat.
“After years of mocking Elizabeth Warren, clearly the president must have had a lot to say about these test results,” Colbert began.
Colbert then played a clip of President Trump saying “who cares” regarding Warren’s test results.
“You care! You’re literally the only person who cares,” Colbert responded. “In fact, you cared so much, you once offered a million dollars to charity if Senator Warren proves she is part Native American, a fact reporters reminded you of today.”
Colbert made this mockery of Trump after the Cherokee Nation emphatically denounced Warren’s use of a DNA test to prove her Native ancestry.
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr. in the statement. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.”