Kamala Harris made a recent appearance on 60 Minutes which she managed to recite four examples which she claimed were proof that President Donald Trump is “racist.”
And not only were the instances she rattled off not proving anything of that caliber, but she also managed to mischaracterize or outright lie about some of these things in the process.
Does Kamala Harris think President Trump is racist?
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 26, 2020
When speaking with Norah O’Donnell, Harris was presented with a listing of some of the insults President Trump has thrown in her direction.
After mentioning how President Trump has called Harris a “monster” and “nasty,” O’Donnell then asked Harris:
“Do you think the president is racist?”
To which Harris replied:
“Yeah. I do. You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first black president of the United States.
“You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters, And on the other side, Neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side.
“Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban. It all speaks for itself.”
So, let’s examine these four claims Harris made and show the outright flaws in their mentioning.
First of all, President Trump never questioned Obama’s “identity” – he had questions about his citizenship. It’s been called the birther issue (or scandal) but asking about someone’s citizenship status isn’t racist.
Secondly, President Trump showed that he’s an equal opportunity skeptic when it pertains to someone’s citizenship. Back in 2015, he questioned Senator Ted Cruz’s eligibility to hold the office of the president considering that Cruz was actually born in Canada.
Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth a ‘hurdle’ as presidential candidate http://t.co/SACwb24fH9
— Sunny (@LadySuzanne) March 24, 2015
When noting that Cruz was born in Canada back in 2015, President Trump referred to it as being a “hurdle” that nobody else seems to have:
“You’re supposed to be born in this country, so I just don’t know how the courts would rule on it. But it’s an additional hurdle that he has that no one else seems to have. Someone could look at it very seriously.”
Then you’ve got Harris talking about the Charlottesville hoax – making mention of the “very fine people” and trying to equate that to President Trump giving a proverbial thumbs-up to white supremacy and neo-Nazis.
Obviously, we at Law Enforcement Today have debunked this nonsense numerous times, which you can read about here.
The claim was made that Trump has never condemned white supremacists. Verdict: huge lie.https://t.co/5Nhx7jeTql
— LawEnforcementToday (@LawEnforceToday) September 30, 2020
Ah, and then the infamous quote pertaining to President Trump when he was vying for the Republican nomination in 2015 which has been completely misconstrued to him calling all Mexicans rapists and criminals.
President Trump was not referring to all Mexicans as being rapists or criminals – he was making mention specifically of people who enter the United States illegally that bear with them criminal convictions:
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people….It’s coming from more than Mexico.
“It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably – probably – from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
Just a little over 4 years ago, a man came down an escalator and history was forever changed……https://t.co/a3svlxAvNo
— unseen1 (@unseen1_unseen) September 15, 2019
Not to mention, there’s literally proof that people illegally entering the country have histories of criminal activity and violent crimes like rape. Including several recent examples of the ones that actually get caught.
But… but… we were told there's no crisis at the border? We bet you didn't see this story in the mainstream media this week.https://t.co/ewIFT3qu6D
— LawEnforcementToday (@LawEnforceToday) March 29, 2020
But alas, we arrive at the infamous Muslim ban accusation – which is something that actually never existed according to none other than FactCheck.org, where they said there was never a complete ban on Muslims when President Trump pushed for an certain travel restrictions in 2017.
12% of all Muslims is NOT a "Muslim ban". Also you probably believe the "fine people on both side" hoax?https://t.co/p45aFlSDgW
— Anna Prentice (@ih82b24ward) March 15, 2019
Even the Pew Research Center debunked that President Trump had placed a ban on all Muslims from entering the country.
According to the study conducted by Pew, they found that the countries listed on President Trump’s travel ban would only have the potential to “affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims.”
Islam is not Middle East. Nearly two-thirds of Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region. In fact, more Muslims live in India and Pakistan (344 million combined) than in the entire Middle East.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think https://t.co/pC5TbK1L9s
— ISJET (@iskandarjet) July 23, 2019
Not only that, but the seven countries identified by President Trump in the travel restrictions ban – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – were literally the same exact countries that former President Obama’s administration imposed travel restrictions on previously or noted them as “countries of concern.”
of concern. The Obama admin (which I supported btw) weren’t credibly accused of discrimination against Muslims for compiling that list – Trump proposing a travel limitation from the same countries is not credibly characterized as a Muslim ban.
— paszto (@yetidisplay) April 21, 2020
But apparently, these lies will continue to spread. President Trump isn’t racist and the “proof” that Harris claimed to have on that notion are outright absurd, misrepresentations or fabricated.
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And here we have Harris in Atlanta, Georgia recently doing the same nonsense – spreading lies about President Trump.
Here’s that story.
ATLANTA, GA- During a recent rally, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told an audience that President Donald Trump is a racist and then proceeded to cite five proven lies within two minutes.
Below is the full text of Harris’ remarks from that rally:
“They say, ‘Are you saying you think he’s a racist?’ Yes. Yes. Because, you see, it’s not like it’s some random one-off. We have seen that patter going back to him questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama.
“Going back to Charlottesville, when people were peacefully protesting racial injustice in America, a woman was killed and on the other side, you had a bunch of neo-Nazis, wearing swastikas, carrying tiki torches, slurring, throwing out antisemitic and racist slurs, and Donald Trump said, ‘Well, there are fine people on both sides.’”
“A president of the United States, who referred to Mexicans as rapists and criminals. A president of the United States who made one of his first policy initiatives to ban Muslims entering our country.
“And then stood on that stage and would not condemn known white supremacists and then doubled down and said, ‘Well, they should stand back and stand by.’
“This is not reflective of who we believe we are as a nation. We need a president who acknowledges systemic racism, who acknowledges the history of America and uses that bully pulpit and that microphone in a way that speaks truth with an intention to address the inequalities and bring our country together. And that is Joe Biden.”
— The News Stand (@thenewsstand_in) October 24, 2020
Now, here are the five lies from her speech broken down with links to fact check showing that she lied:
(1)- Trump questioned Obama’s eligibility to be president. He did the same with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who was born in Canada (and later produced evidence of his mother’s U.S. birth). Trump applies the same standard to everyone.
(2)- Trump never said the neo-Nazi’s were “fine people”. In fact, he said they should be “condemned totally”. Harris knows that she is lying because Vice President Mike Pence told her the truth to her face during their VP presidential debate earlier in the month.
(3)- Trump did not refer to Mexicans as rapists and criminals. He was referring to people who entered the U.S. illegally, making clear that he was not even talking about all illegal immigrants: “And some, I assume, are good people.”
(4)- Trump never imposed a “Muslin ban”. He restricted travel from terror-prone countries identified under Obama. Most Muslim states were unaffected and the ban was upheld at the Supreme Court. Non-Muslin countries are in fact on the list.
(5)- Trump did condemn white supremacists at the first debate, as he has done often before. When he said, “Stand down and stand by,” he was using the language the moderator asked him to use. Also, the “Proud Boys” are not a racist group.
They call Trump & liar & racist, but he is a lightweight compared to Biden
Harris called him a racist & so many examples of him lying is amazing, such as:https://t.co/gQD2uNsAr3
— Snapyou (@FlyMeDo) October 24, 2020
Atlanta has been a hub of national political activity ahead of the November election, with frequent visits by both parties. President Trump’s campaign, including the president himself have visited in recent weeks as well as Vice President Mike pence, Attorney General William Bar, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, and his son Donald Trump Jr.
Georgia is increasingly seen as a battleground state this year, with Democrats eyeing a chance to flip its electoral votes for president as well as two competitive Senate races and Republicans working to keep a long-reliable conservative stronghold.
Kamala Harris calls President Donald Trump a 'racist' https://t.co/zGUkCPc2EF
— Investigation Media (@invest_media007) October 24, 2020
Harris continues to claim that Trump is a racist and vouches that Joe Biden is the man capable of addressing systemic racism and leaving a diverse country. She said to a group of students from Atlanta’s historically Black college campuses:
“Joe Biden has the ability to say the words “Black Lives Matter,” unlike that other fella.”
During the final presidential debate, Trump stated:
“Nobody has done what I’ve done for black Americans, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, possible exception.”
Trump went on to blame Biden for the mass incarceration of young black men via a sweeping 1994 federal crime bill when Biden was a senator representing Delaware.
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