"I get why some people think there's hay to be made here. You won't find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe," Warren said. "And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction."
She added, "I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes — and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career. But I want to make something else clear, too: My parents were real people."
The speech by Warren highlighted that she is prepared to take on Trump over his insults, inflammatory rhetoric and contentious policies. Her remarks also show she is working to shore up possible political weaknesses by addressing her family background and charges she misrepresented it to gain unfair advantage in her career.
Warren said Wednesday that her mother's family was "part Native American" and that her parents eloped in 1932 because her father's family opposed the relationship. She told the story of their difficult life together and vowed that she would not let Trump demean their legacy.
"They're gone, but the love they shared, the struggles they endured, the family they built, and the story they lived will always be a part of me. And no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away," she said.
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