The dumbest feud in Washington got even dumber on Monday, with President Donald Trump adding another layer to his idiotic challenge that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren prove her Native American ancestry before he donates $1 million to a charity of her choice.
“I’ll only do it if I can test her personally,” Trump told reporters in Georgia, while surveying the damage done by Hurricane Michael.
“That will not be something that I enjoy doing,” added the president, a noted geneticist.
Trump’s additional stipulation came just hours after he initially denied ever having promised to make a charitable donation should Warren prove her native ancestry—which she did to much self-horn-tooting on Monday morning, prompting the Cherokee Nation to accuse her of “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
“I didn’t say that,” Trump told reporters outside the White House, after first dismissing Warren’s ancestry results with a flippant “who cares?”
Warren has yet to respond to Trump’s latest demand that he be the one to extract, and carefully examine her genetic material himself. But given the fact that she allowed herself to be goaded into playing Trump’s bigoted “Pocahontas” game by taking a damn DNA test in the first place, it seems not wholly out of the realm of possibility that she might let this whole asinine squabble continue forever, much to the gleeful mouth-foaming of the right wing fever swamp and literally no one else on earth.