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‘The View’ Fawns Over Elizabeth Warren, Bashes ‘Talking Bull’ Trump

After Massachusetts senator released DNA results with 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry, co-hosts piled on POTUS for 'Pocahontas' jabs

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ABC News’ “The View” co-hosts lavished praise on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and predictably bashed President Donald Trump for his “Pocahontas” jabs after Warren released DNA results showing “strong evidence” that she has anything from one-32nd to one-1,024th Native American ancestry.

“Well, the DNA results are in,” co-host Joy Behar (pictured above left) said to cheers and applause. “And [Warren] is — she’s actually about one-32nd Native American. Does that mean that she — they can stop with the Pocahontas taunts? The taunts? [Trump] loves that.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin (above center) lamented, “I think it’s unfortunate that she had to submit to a DNA test because, if you think about it, he’s been taunting her with this Pocahontas stuff.”

Confusion about Warren’s ancestry didn’t end with the DNA results. The Boston Globe had to correct its original estimation of the least amount of Native American blood Warren had — from one-512th to one-1,024th. The most amount she could possess remained at one-32nd.

“Trump hasn’t turned over his taxes,” Hostin complained. “He hasn’t turned over anything.”

Behar replied, “And he never will.”

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Trump has long mocked Warren as “Pocahontas,” pointing to the controversy that arose in 2012 during her first Senate campaign. The Boston Herald exposed her Association of American Law Schools entries in which she listed herself as a Native American from 1986 to 1995. When she worked for Harvard University Law School, she was listed as a minority professor.

Although Warren initially denied knowledge of Harvard’s minority label, she later admitted she listed herself as Native American in the law school directory in order to meet other Native Americans.

“Most Native American tribes require at least 1/16 Native American heritage, meaning one great-grandparent to be considered Native American, so that is also important on this.”

She cited “family stories” as her reasoning behind listing herself as a Native American.” Warren was born and raised in Oklahoma, which was known as Indian Territory before becoming a state in 1907.

Claims of having Native American ancestors are common among Oklahomans.

“Why do they feel the need to prove [Trump] wrong? He doesn’t seem to care about what other people think, so why do they care?” Hostin wondered.

Behar said, “What about calling [Trump] Talking Bull? I was thinking that’s a good one.”

Conservative co-hosts Meghan McCain (above far right) and Abby Huntsman were not as enthusiastic over Warren’s DNA results as their liberal peers were.

“Most Native American tribes require at least one-16th Native American heritage, meaning one great-grandparent to be considered Native American, so that is also important on this,” McCain noted. “I think this is the dumbest — I’m so sick of talking about this.”

“I think it means that [Warren’s] definitely running for president because she wanted to put this behind her, and the politics of this are more interesting,” McCain added.

Huntsman said, “Look, we should not be surprised. The one thing that President Trump is is consistent, and he will, I believe, double down on this. And he’s probably trying to figure out his response. We haven’t seen him tweet about this yet, but I imagine he will start using it at rallies in some other creative way that gets his base rallied up.”

“I’m with Meghan — I think this is like the pettiest thing that we can go through because it doesn’t impact any of our lives, but it’s going to continue on,” Huntsman added.

Warren also demanded Monday that Trump pay up on his bet, made at a July rally, in which he claimed he would pay $1 million to a charity of Warren’s choosing “if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.”

“By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry? I remember – and here’s the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center,” Warren tweeted.

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“I took this test and released the results for anyone who cares to see because I’ve got nothing to hide. What are YOU hiding, @realDonaldTrump? Release your tax returns – or the Democratic-led House will do it for you soon enough. Tick-tock, Mr President,” Warren added.

“The View” co-hosts also allotted some of their show to bashing Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” broadcast Sunday. In particular, the women focused on Trump’s criticism of Christine Blasey Ford, who was the first woman to come forward with last-minute sexual assault allegations during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

“[Trump] doesn’t care about women,” Hostin claimed. “In fact, I think he dislikes women. I think he is dismissive … I’m so disgusted.”

Huntsman argued, “I actually think he loves women probably too much.”

“I don’t think he has a true love for women. I know men that really love women and they respect women as a big part of that love. He doesn’t have that,” Hostin insisted.

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