Will DNA Test Play Into Elizabeth Warren’s Electability? | NBC News Now


WHO’S GOOD AT HIS DAY JOB AND WHO’S PROBLEM. WHO’S PROBLEM. IT IT POPULAR. POPULAR. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>>SOME OF THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC>>>SOME OF THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE CAMPAIGNING AT CANDIDATES ARE CAMPAIGNING AT THE FIRST EVER NATIVE AMERICAN THE FIRST EVER NATIVE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL FORUM. PRESIDENTIAL FORUM. THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE COULD THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE COULD BE A FACTOR IN A NUMBER OF SWING BE A FACTOR IN A NUMBER OF SWING STATES. STATES. WE KNOW THAT YESTERDAY ELIZABETH WE KNOW THAT YESTERDAY ELIZABETH WARREN OPENED UP WITH AN APOLOGY WARREN OPENED UP WITH AN APOLOGY APOLOGY. APOLOGY. HOW ARE SHE AND THE OTHER HOW ARE SHE AND THE OTHER CANDIDATES BEING VIEWED BY THE CANDIDATES BEING VIEWED BY THE COMMUNITY AND HOW WAS THAT COMMUNITY AND HOW WAS THAT APOLOGY TAKEN? APOLOGY TAKEN?>>Reporter: THAT APOLOGY>>Reporter: THAT APOLOGY YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THE THINGS YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT TOOK THE WHOLE FORUM AND THAT TOOK THE WHOLE FORUM AND WAS THE LEADHEADLINE. WAS THE LEADHEADLINE. MANY PEOPLE WERE LOOKING TO SEE MANY PEOPLE WERE LOOKING TO SEE IF ELIZABETH WARREN WAS GOING TO IF ELIZABETH WARREN WAS GOING TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE HEAD ON OR DEAL WITH THE ISSUE HEAD ON OR IF SHE WAS GOING TO TRY TO TALK IF SHE WAS GOING TO TRY TO TALK AROUND IT. AROUND IT. SHE APOLOGIZED RIGHT OFF THE SHE APOLOGIZED RIGHT OFF THE BAT. BAT. THE TRIBAL LEADERS WEREN’T THE TRIBAL LEADERS WEREN’T NECESSARILY LOOKING TO HEAR AN NECESSARILY LOOKING TO HEAR AN APOLOGY, BUT AFTER SHE MADE IT APOLOGY, BUT AFTER SHE MADE IT THE PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TO HERE THE PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TO HERE SAID THEY WERE HAPPY TO HEAR HER SAID THEY WERE HAPPY TO HEAR HER APOLOGIZE AND THEY’RE HOPEFUL APOLOGIZE AND THEY’RE HOPEFUL THIS IS NOW IN THE REAR-VIEW THIS IS NOW IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR. MIRROR. WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONTROVERSY, IF YOU WANT TO CALL CONTROVERSY, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT, IS IF YOU LOOK AT IN IT THAT, IS IF YOU LOOK AT IN THE BEGINNING WHEN ELIZABETH THE BEGINNING WHEN ELIZABETH WARREN FIRST ANNOUNCED, THIS DNA WARREN FIRST ANNOUNCED, THIS DNA TEST DUST-UP MARRED THE EARLY TEST DUST-UP MARRED THE EARLY WEEKS OF HER CANDIDACY. WEEKS OF HER CANDIDACY. I THINK THE THINKING FOR I THINK THE THINKING FOR YESTERDAY WAS IS THIS THE WAY WE YESTERDAY WAS IS THIS THE WAY WE CAN FINALLY CLOSE THE BOOK ON CAN FINALLY CLOSE THE BOOK ON THIS CONTROVERSY? THIS CONTROVERSY? I’M NOT NECESSARILY SURE THAT I’M NOT NECESSARILY SURE THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED. WAS ACCOMPLISHED. WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE GET WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE GET FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. THE PERSON WHO’S BEEN PUTTING THE PERSON WHO’S BEEN PUTTING THIS IN THE NEWS CYCLE THIS IN THE NEWS CYCLE CONSISTENTLY IS PRESIDENT TRUMP. CONSISTENTLY IS PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE WAY IT MANIFESTS AS WE GO THE WAY IT MANIFESTS AS WE GO OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW MONTHS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MONTHS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WHEN I TALK TO VOTERS IS THING WHEN I TALK TO VOTERS IS HOW DO WE BEAT DONALD TRUMP. HOW DO WE BEAT DONALD TRUMP. IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRATIC VOTER IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRATIC VOTER THAT IS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE 9 THAT IS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE 9 OUT OF 10 TIMES. OUT OF 10 TIMES. FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THIS COULD FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THIS COULD PLAY INTO THE QUESTION OF PLAY INTO THE QUESTION OF ELECTELECT ELECTELECT ELECTABILITY ELECTABILITY ELECTABILITY. ELECTABILITY. ALTHOUGH IT DOESN’T ALWAYS COME ALTHOUGH IT DOESN’T ALWAYS COME UP, THIS IDEA OF THE DNA TEST, UP, THIS IDEA OF THE DNA TEST, THEY DO SAY DO YOU HAVE ANY THEY DO SAY DO YOU HAVE ANY PAUSE ABOUT THE DNA TEST AND THE PAUSE ABOUT THE DNA TEST AND THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ISSUE, NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ISSUE, SOME VOTERS SAY MAYBE SHE DID SOME VOTERS SAY MAYBE SHE DID PLAY INTO DONALD TRUMP’S HANDS. PLAY INTO DONALD TRUMP’S HANDS. IT’S AN UNFORCED ERROR THAT SHE IT’S AN UNFORCED ERROR THAT SHE MADE THAT SHE’S GOING TO HAVE TO MADE THAT SHE’S GOING TO HAVE TO PROVE CAN SHE GO AGAINST DONALD PROVE CAN SHE GO AGAINST DONALD TRUMP WHEN HE’S CLEARLY DEFINED TRUMP WHEN HE’S CLEARLY DEFINED HER IN TERMS OF THAT NICKNAME HE HER IN TERMS OF THAT NICKNAME HE HAS FOR HER. HAS FOR HER. HE’S ONLY GOING TO DO MORE OF HE’S ONLY GOING TO DO MORE OF THAT IF SHE BECOMES THE PERSON THAT IF SHE BECOMES THE PERSON HE’S GOING TO GO HEAD TO HEAD HE’S GOING TO GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH. WITH.>>HER CAMPAIGN SAYS SHE HAD>>HER CAMPAIGN SAYS SHE HAD 12,000 PEOPLE AT A RALLY. 12,000 PEOPLE AT A RALLY. HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO HER HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO HER ELECTABILITY GOING FORWARD? ELECTABILITY GOING FORWARD? SIGN OF MOMENTUM? SIGN OF MOMENTUM?>>Reporter: JONATHAN MARTIN AT>>Reporter: JONATHAN MARTIN AT THE “NEW YORK TIMES” ASKED HER THE “NEW YORK TIMES” ASKED HER RECENTLY ABOUT HOW SHE MAKES THE RECENTLY ABOUT HOW SHE MAKES THE ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT AND SHE ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT AND SHE BASICALLY SAID SUCCESS IS THE BASICALLY SAID SUCCESS IS THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN ONLY WAY TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN SUCCEED. SUCCEED. FOR SOMEONE LIKE ELIZABETH FOR SOMEONE LIKE ELIZABETH WARREN WHO HAS BEEN TO 26 PLUS WARREN WHO HAS BEEN TO 26 PLUS STATES AT THIS POINT, NOT ALL OF STATES AT THIS POINT, NOT ALL OF THEM BEING THE EARLY PRIMARY THEM BEING THE EARLY PRIMARY STATES, SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE AN STATES, SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE AN ELECTABILITY PITCH BY GOING TO ELECTABILITY PITCH BY GOING TO PLACES THAT WENT RED IN 2016, PLACES THAT WENT RED IN 2016, OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA. OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA. SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE PROOF SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE PROOF BE IN THE PUDDING. BE IN THE PUDDING. VOTERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO VOTERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DECIDE IS THE POLICY AND THE DECIDE IS THE POLICY AND THE PERSONALITY THE KIND OF THING PERSONALITY THE KIND OF THING THEY THINK CAN GO UP AGAINST THEY THINK CAN GO UP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. WHEN YOU START SEEING CROWDS OF WHEN YOU START SEEING CROWDS OF 12,000 PEOPLE IN A STATE LIKE 12,000 PEOPLE IN A STATE LIKE MINNESOTA, THE HOME STATE OF AMY MINNESOTA, THE HOME STATE OF AMY KLOBUCHAR, I THINK A LOT OF KLOBUCHAR, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE FIELD SHOULD TAKE PEOPLE IN THE FIELD SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF THAT. NOTE OF THAT. I CERTAINLY DID WHEN I SAW SHE’S I CERTAINLY DID WHEN I SAW SHE’S DRAWING SUCH A HUGE CROWD ON A DRAWING SUCH A HUGE CROWD ON A WEEKNIGHT. WEEKNIGHT. THAT’S THE KIND OF THING THAT THAT’S THE KIND OF THING THAT MAKES YOU TAKE NOTICE. MAKES YOU TAKE NOTICE. IT’S HER BIGGEST CROWD WE’VE IT’S HER BIGGEST CROWD WE’VE SEEN SO FAR. SEEN SO FAR. SHE IS GOING TO BE MAKING THE SHE IS GOING TO BE MAKING THE PUSH TO SHOW SHE IS ENERGIZING

7 thoughts on “Will DNA Test Play Into Elizabeth Warren’s Electability? | NBC News Now

  1. I think people with compassion should understand. As a child of African descent a lot of us were told we had Native American blood. Maybe it was to make us feel better about ourselves. My mom had a braid of beautiful hair that belong to my Great Grandmother…I was told she help with finances by growing and selling her hair. I could tell this ponytail braid was special because it was wiped in tissue paper and meticulously placed in one of the chest of drawers. Anyway to say that is to say this…Elizabeth Warren was going by oral history why would her relatives lie to her? I think it was a belief in her family…Who knows for sure!!!

  2. I'm from Oklahoma lots of famous people that are blonde blue eyed that are half native American. I've got Hispanic heritage and I dont have as much native American heritage as my blonde blue eyed pale friends who are half Indian and even get free land. So I applaud and believe Warren and I think its kool shes native American. Trump is just a stupid bigot that hates diversity and any threat to so called whiteness.

  3. I could care less about someone's ethnicity other than that of interest… if it "plays into" someone's "electability" then id say that would be racism.

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  4. Compared to Trump giving over trillions of tax cuts to the rich, this American Indian non-story is the biggest non-issue in US history

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