On Friday, during an interview with E!, the reality star broke down the motivation for the surprising announcement.
"So we have Braunwyn who is blond haired, blue eyes, as white as can be," Dodd began. "She's always saying that I'm a racist or a homophobe and it really irritates me. So I did a '23andMe' and I don't identify myself as a Black person, that was not my point. My point was I'm Black, Asian, Mexican, Spanish, I'm 30% Native American and I'm one percent Jewish. And I'm all races."
"I don't see people with color, I see people. That's it."
"I mean, the amount of messages that I get that you're uneducated, you're putting out misinformation, you're behaving like a moron ..." Cohen said on the show, before Dodd turned the tables.
"I get them too, saying that you're anti-American, that you put your political beliefs out there, that they don't want to watch a political show," she shot back. "I'm anti-American because I don't like Donald Trump?" asked an incredulous Cohen. "Yeah," said Dodd.
She explained to E!, "My point with Andy was that you can always find negative comments on social media. Some people with zero posts and zero followers comment, but the vast majority of comments about me are positive."
"And my point was that just because people come to me and say he's anti-American doesn't mean he is," she continued. "It's not that he's anti-American, I don't think he's anti-American at all. But I get people that DM me that say that, doesn't mean it's true. That's what I meant."
The "RHOC" reunion will continue next Wednesday on Bravo.