Elizabeth Warren Mocks Donald Trump's Memory, Mental Capacity Over $1M Charity Pledge Denial

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren joked Monday that President Donald Trump may be having "some memory problems" and a doctor might need to help him after the president denied ever offering Warren $1 million for her favorite charity if she could prove her Native American heritage.

When the president learned earlier in the day about Warren making her DNA test results public he responded by saying "who cares?" Trump also told reporters, "No I didn't say that, you better read it again," when asked if he would make good on his lucrative offer.

Warren quickly shot back at the president on Twitter by pointing to his historically poor approval ratings and said Democrats were readying for a big takeover in next month's midterm elections.

"Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor?" Warren tweeted. "Here's something you won't 'forget,' Mr. President: You're the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock."

Trump did appear to make a serious offer to Warren, whom he had called "Pocahontas," at a rally in Montana on July 5.

"I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian," Trump told a crowd gathered in Great Falls.

The Massachusetts lawmaker released a report Monday authored by a Stanford University geneticist who said there was "strong evidence" Warren had Native American ancestry between six to 10 generations ago. The report said the "vast majority" of Warren's genetic make-up was European but added, "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor."

Warren's critics have long chastised her for changing her ethnicity from white to Native American while she worked at the University of Pennsylvania law school from 1987 to 1995, and did the same when she worked at Harvard Law School. However, Warren's claimed ethnicity was not a factor in her upward career trajectory, an analysis from the Boston Globe found.

Warren's decision to release the report and seemingly force Trump's hand on the issue was immediately viewed as a near declaration of the senator's intent to run for president in 2020.

Trump told reporters that he would welcome Warren as an opponent while stating she would "destroy the country" if elected.

"I hope she's running for president because I think she'd be very easy," Trump said. "I hope that she is running. I do not think she'd be difficult at all. She'll destroy the country. She'll make our country into Venezuela."

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on October 13. AFP via Getty Images/Joseph Prezioso
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