Trevor Noah Makes Fun of Warren for Native American Ancestry Claims

• November 29, 2017 9:11 am


"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah made fun of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Tuesday's show for her claims of having Native American ancestry.

Noah examined why President Donald Trump has taken to calling the Democratic senator "Pocahontas."

"When he says ‘Pocahontas,’ you might be thinking, ‘wait, Trevor, I'm confused. Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?’ And you see, that's the question. Because for a long time, she said she was," Noah said.

Noah played a variety of news stories talking about the senator's claims to having some Native American ancestry. Warren claimed for a number of years to be part Cherokee based on "family lore."

Noah also mentioned and joked about how the senator contributed to a cookbook called Pow Wow Chow.

"Wow. Okay. If you're contributing recipes to a book called Pow Wow Chow, you better be comfortable in your Native American identity," Noah said.

He explained that, in 2012, an organization examined Warren's ancestry and found no proof of her having Native American ancestors.

"The problem is, in 2012, the New England Historical Genealogical Society looked into it, and they found no proof of Warren having Native American lineage, which is problematic, because she wrote for Pow Wow Chow," Noah said. "I mean that would be like finding out I'm completely white, I have no African blood and yet I wrote the book ‘Snacks for Blacks.’"

Warren's claims, and the president's chosen nickname based on those claims, have garnered attention again after Trump referred to the senator as "Pocahontas" during a White House event on Monday honoring Navajo code talkers.