"She was a handsome girl who played the piano". "And never used it for anything".
"I already told you", Warren answered, saying she had "no intention" of running for president.
President Trump has often called the left-leaning stateswoman "Pocahontas" because she has claimed she is Native American, yet has offered no proof aside from family legend.
NBC "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Warren to respond to the editorial just two days after she defended her ancestry in a regional television news program interview. "Never got any benefit from it anywhere", Warren said. "My mom and dad were born and raised out in Oklahoma, and my daddy was in his teens when he fell in love with my mother. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped".
Warren, speaking later on CNN, noted that she spoke to a group of Native Americans last month to say she'd fight for them when Trump uses the slur.More news: Patriots Acquire Danny Shelton From Browns
The Democrat, who had reportedly claimed family ties to Cherokee and DE tribes, said she was unaware that the university had promoted her as a minority professor, according to the Associated Press. "It's what we learned from our grandparents, it's what we learned from our aunts and our uncles". "It's a part of who I am and no one is ever going to take that away". "It's about my family's story because my family's story is deeply apart of me and apart of my brothers".
"Look. What I'm telling you is that I am in these fights every day for the people of MA and for the people across this country", Warren said. "We need to bring some attention to it and we need to put some resources on it".
The latest interest in questioning whether or not Warren has her sights set on a 2020 run is the result of Donald Trump, who mentioned that "ratings" would go down if her or Bernie Sanders were to run for president at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
"The way I see it, at the end of the day, what the people of MA said is they cared a whole lot more about their families than they did about my background", she said. Rob Gray, a Republican political analyst, said the criticism could hurt Warren more if it came from a rival Democrat.
"I am very anxious that they're going to take advantage of him", Warren said.