Case closed! Well, not really.
Remember when President Barack Obama, dogged by questions about whether he was an American citizen, was forced (by citizen Donald Trump) to release his long-form birth certificate? And how after that Trump still clung to the birther lie, for years?
Expect the same with Warren.
When conservatives defend Trump against claims that his Pocahontas riff is racist, they say, the real point of the nickname is to highlight that Warren claimed minority status to get jobs at elite institutions. In other words, she used affirmative action to get a job she didn’t deserve. And affirmative action, of course, has long been a hobby horse of conservatives.
The idea has been that somehow, white people (particularly men) are being edged out of jobs they deserve by undeserving minorities because of affirmative action, and hence affirmative action should end.
That’s the point of the Pocahontas nickname. Like the birther claims, it’s shorthand for something else. And it fits neatly into Trump’s political strategy, which depends on his white voters, thinking that their whiteness makes them victims.
And, if, when, she runs, Trump will likely continue to use the race-baiting nickname — regardless of her test result — because for his voters it works.