"Trump can say whatever he wants about me, but mocking Native Americans, or any group, in order to get at me, that's not what America stands for", she said.
For her part, even if her attempt to end the public discussion of her background has had the opposite effect, Warren is at least using the opportunity to clarify the remarks that first got her into this mess - back in law school.
And even as his inner turmoil is partially soothed by the names and lineages he comes across, he's careful to say that many of his conclusions - about what parts of Africa his ancestors came from, or whether he's descended from Spanish Moors - can never be fully proved.
An ancestor six generations removed would make Warren 1/64th Native American while an ancestor as much as 10 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.
But I don't claim to be Native American.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley waded into a controversy over a senator's heritage - by poking fun at her own.
The President's latest triumph in this regard is the revelation of the results of Senator Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren's DNA test. "The Democratic senator's DNA test wasn't a mere rebuttal of Trump", Jonathan Bernstein wrote in an opinion piece for Bloomberg News, for example. Many Democrats, and some in the press, have dismissed the debate over Warren's ancestry as somehow out-of-bounds, akin to Trump's ridiculous quest to find Barack Obama's "missing" birth certificate.
Ultimately, Warren's tests showed she likely has less Native American blood than the average white American.
In general, people should develop a nuanced understanding of why exploring Native American ancestry is so important to them.
"Honesty with Elizabeth Warren seems to be a foreign word", Diehl said.
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Trump was referencing an earlier statement from Cherokee Nation secretary of state Chuck Hoskin Jr. that denounced Warren's use of the DNA test. One Native American journalist, Jacqueline Keeler, said that Warren's use of DNA as evidence reinforces the idea of Native Americans as a race and thereby undermines their claims of citizenship in sovereign nations. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, "DNA test is useless".
In Oklahoma, some politicians claim Native American heritage but are careful about doing so.
"The problem is that, when you strip away all of the glitz of her well-produced video, you are left with this: There's still no certainty that Warren is, in any meaningful way, Native American", CNN's Chris Cillizza said.
"I think she's probably disqualified because she made a fool out of herself", he said of Elizabeth Warren during a political rally in Montana.
At which point you can keep the trick going ("I see it in your profile..."), or chalk them up to being another member of the Wannabe tribe.
Later Monday, Trump said he did not owe Warren the money, saying that was contingent on her winning the nomination. The President most notoriously referred to Warren as Pocahontas at an official White House event honoring veteran Navajo code talkers. "She had less than the average American", he said.
In 1996, as Harvard Law School was being criticized for lacking diversity, "a spokesman for the law school told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American". While respecting "the distinction", she preferred to not list herself as "Native" in the Senate.
Many Oklahomans take pride in their Indian blood even if, as in Warren's case, they can not trace an ancestor to the original tribal rolls.
"The idea that she continues to double down on this lie is the most disgusting thing to me", Mullin added.