Warren fell for ‘Trump trap’ with DNA test, says progressive

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenAbigail Disney: 'We're creating a super-class' of rich people Is Big Tech biased? The Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations MORE (D-Mass.) fell for President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE's "trap" when she publicly released her DNA test in an effort to put to rest a years-long debate over her claims of Native American ancestry, according to progressive Anisha Singh.

The senior organizing director for Generation Progress told Hill.TV on Friday that she was “disappointed” by Warren’s decision to release her DNA test, saying the move backfired.

“It was very disappointing, just like everyone else has said, and the fact that she has again not owned it, I think she fell for the Trump trap, where he was inciting and kind of probing her and she took the bait,” Singh said during a panel discussion on Hill.TV's “Rising.”

“Now she has to think about whether or not that’s going to hurt her chances” in 2020, Singh added.

Warren in October released results of a DNA test to show there was “strong evidence” that she had a distant Native American ancestor. The move drew criticism from both sides of the aisle, with the Cherokee Nation calling Warren's DNA test “inappropriate and wrong.”

Following the DNA controversy, some have cast doubt on Warren's potential presidential ambitions.

The Boston Globe’s editorial board on Thursday said Warren would be a “divisive figure” at a time when Democrats need to present a united front against Trump.

Singh said she isn't certain what Warren will decide regarding a possible White House bid.

She said Warren, along with other Democratic hopefuls like Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE (Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE, will likely make an official announcement in early 2019.

– Tess Bonn