Trump Jr. resurfaces report accusing Warren of cookbook plagiarism

Trump Jr. resurfaces report accusing Warren of cookbook plagiarism
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpComedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll FWS: There's 'no basis' to investigate Trump Jr.'s Mongolian hunting trip MORE opened up a new round of attacks aimed at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE's (D-Mass.) heritage on Wednesday, accusing her of plagiarizing several recipes she submitted to the 1984 cookbook "Pow Wow Chow," which collected recipes from Native American tribes.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump Jr. resurfaced a Daily Mail report from 2012 noting several recipes submitted by Warren in the book appear to be similar, word-for-word, to recipes published by a French cook in The New York Times and other publications around the same time.


One recipe, for "Cold Omelets with Crab Meat," contains a recipe list that is almost exactly the same, with some minor grammatical changes, to a recipe list that appeared in The Virgin Islands Daily News in 1979.

Another recipe from the book, "Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing," appears to have been taken from the same article in the Virgin Islands Daily News, according to the Daily Mail.

"It’s almost like her whole persona and everything else about her has been appropriated. What a total phony," the eldest Trump son tweeted Wednesday morning.

Warren's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on the recipes or Trump Jr.'s criticism.

The Massachusetts senator took an unprecedented step this week of releasing the results of a DNA test showing that Warren's DNA supports her claims of a small amount of Native American ancestry. The release came in the face of months of attacks from President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE aimed at her claims of Native American heritage.

Trump himself blasted Warren for taking what he called a "bogus" DNA test in a tweet containing the racially-charged nickname "Pocahontas," which Trump has used to mock Warren's claims in the past.

"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don’t want her. Phony!" Trump tweeted Tuesday.

Republicans have accused the Massachusetts Democrat of improperly using claims of Native American ancestry to benefit from diversity programs during her time in academia.