Debbie White Dove Porreco, a Donald Trump supporter and Mar-a-Lago member who is a descendant of the real Pocahontas, is calling on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize following her release of a DNA test.
Warren on Monday released a video on her campaign web site with the results of a DNA test she took to substantiate her claim that she learned through family lore that she was part Native American.
Debbie Porreco attends President Trump’s one year anniversary with over 800 guests at the winter White House at Mar-a-Lago on January 18, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida
The results confirmed the Massachusetts Democrat had some Indian ancestry in her genetic material – but that it could account for as little as 1/1,024 of her background.
‘It did prove that she wasn’t the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long,’ Porreco told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Trump calls Warren the new ‘Pocahontas’ who her claims to have some native heritage through family lore, though the senator, a possible 2020 presidential candidate, calls the attacks racist.
Debbie Porreco appeared on Fox News where she called on Warren to apologize
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, released the results of her DNA test Monday
CIRCA 1800: Pocahontas, (Matoaka) 1595-1617. Algonqiuan Indian princess. Engraved by B. Eyles after G Staal. From the book ‘World Noted Women’ by Mary Cowden Clarke, published 1858
Porreco, who grew up on the Mattaponi Indian Reservation, where her father was chief, said she felt ‘betrayed’ by Warren’s decision.
She was a member of a group calling itself the Trumpettes during the 2016 campaign. Another member who posted on the group’s site was former Bill Clinton flame Jennifer Flowers.
Porreco claimed Warren used her heritage to get ahead, although a host of faculty heads at schools where she taught said that wasn’t the case. She was listed in a faculty directory for a number of years as a Native American faculty member.
‘When you see that Harvard Law School listed her as its first female faculty member of color — when she clearly isn’t — how do you feel?’ Carlson asked.
‘I feel betrayed because she wasn’t. She was using the name, trying to be American Indian just to rise above, Porreco said. She called on Warren to ‘apologize to everybody for what she has done.’
‘I think she’s guilty of claiming she’s an American Indian but has no proof — and then [is] using it for applications for college, for political reasons.’
The Cheroke Nation released a statement this week hitting Warren for taking the test – something that Trump had called on her to do, even offering to give $1 million to the charity of her choice
The test makes ‘a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,’ Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said.
Trump said at a Montana rally in July that he would make the charity donation ‘if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.’ Warren is now demanding Trump follow through on the pledge.
According to a 2013 story in the Palm Beach Daily News, Porreco has played Pocahontas in commercials, parades and pageants – and became the model for Disney’s animated hit.
Porreco has previously told the paper she doesn’t mind using Pocahontas as one of his long line of go-to insults (on Tuesday he dubbed porn star Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’).
‘He asked me one time at Mar-a-Lago. He said, ‘Do you mind me using ‘Pocahontas’ for American Indians?′ I said, ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ Porreco said.
Trump also has called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize, claiming that even the Cherokee Nation ‘denies her’.
The president called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize, claiming that even the Cherokee Nation ‘denies her’.
Although Trump has accused Warren of inventing her Native American ancestry to further her political career ahead of a run at the Democrat nomination for 2020, documents obtained by the Boston Globe last month revealed her heritage was never factored into her application for Harvard Law in the 1990s.
When her test results were released Warren asked Trump to donate to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Elizabeth Warren said Trump was calling her names such as ‘Pocahontas’ to discredit her
President Trump launched into a Twitter tirade branding her claims ‘false’ and saying she was using her alleged heritage to further her political career
Donald Trump tweeted that Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test was ‘bogus’ and that only ‘low I.Q individuals’ believed it was genuine
The law school’s dean and affirmative action officer wrote in a 1987 equal opportunity compliance statement that Warren was the best candidate for her job despite being ‘white’.
The report also saw no consideration of her race when she applied to work at Rutgers, the University of Houston, the University of Texas or the University of Pennsylvania.
Warren acknowledged in a tweet Monday that DNA and family history have nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations.
She said: ‘I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate.’
An ancestor six generations removed would make Warren 1/64th Native American while an ancestor as much as ten generations removed would render the Massachusetts Democrat only 1/1024th Native American, according to Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence.