Charlamagne Tha God and Harris enter into a heated exchange after a question about who is the “real president”
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Charlamagne Le Dieu asked Harris to name the âreal presidentâ of the country.
“It’s Joe Biden – and don’t start talking like a Republican to ask if he’s president or not,” Harris told “Tha God’s Honest Truth” host on Friday in an interview with the weekly show. late evening.
“It’s Joe Biden,” Harris repeated, his voice souring. “And I’m vice president, and my name is Kamala harrisKamala HarrisCharlamagne Tha God, Harris enter into heated exchange after questioning who the “real president” is Biden says US must not give hatred and racism a “safe haven” by addressing graduates HBCU Biden administration releases plan to tackle lead pipes MORE. “
âThe reality is that because we are in power, we are doing things like the child tax credit, which will reduce poverty among black children by 50%,â Harris continued, noting the administration’s efforts. to lower the price of prescription drugs, the black maternal mortality rate; and adopt police reform measures.
âSo I hear the frustration, but don’t deny the impact we’ve had,â Harris said.
The passionate back-and-forth came after a Harris aide appeared to try to wrap up the interview remotely before the VP could answer Charlamagne’s question on a recording of the session earlier on Friday .
The show’s host, real name Lenard McElvey, then accused Harris and his team of claiming they couldn’t hear the Manchin question against Biden through their headphones.
“I can hear you,” Harris replied, before saying, “Come on Charlamagne, it’s Joe Biden.”
Charlamagne praised her forceful response, saying, “This Kamala Harris, she’s the one I love. She’s the one that put pressure on people in Senate hearings. She’s the one I love. ‘would like to see more often here in these streets. “
The “Breakfast Club” radio show host has torn Manchin apart throughout his interview with Harris, saying the centrist lawmaker is “ruining this country” and “blocking progress.” The TV personality’s comments came as Congress Democrats expressed frustration with Manchin for his reluctance to back the $ 2 trillion climate and social spending bill before the end of 2021.
When asked why Manchin is “allowed to constantly maintain Biden’s agenda,” Harris replied that in the Senate 50-50, “every vote counts.”
âWe need to listen to the voices that represent their districts,â she said.
Charlamagne said Democrats risk losing the support of black voters in next year’s midterm election and the White House race in 2024, because “the stuff [Manchin’s] delaying progress hurts people, it hurts black people in particular. “
But Harris argued that it’s not just Democrats who support Democratic priorities.
âHere’s the thing though,â Harris said. “I think it’s a mistake to try to think of this only through the prism of Democrats versus Democrats, when the point is, Republicans are consistently and unanimously blocking progress.”
âRight now we are debating whether democracies can actually survive or if autocracy is better – which is basically one person or group telling everyone what to do,â Harris said of about legislation on the right to vote. âThat’s what’s at stake right now for America. And you can tell I’m a little frustrated – more than that, actually – that people are making it a partisan issue instead of stepping up to say save our democracy. ”
Harris, the country’s first female vice president and the first black and South Asian person to hold the post, also deflected a question about how she is portrayed in the press. Charlamagne told Harris that she was “crucified for every little thing in the media.”
âI focus on the job,â said Harris, 57, adding that she met children who watched her historic swearing-in. “That’s what I’m focusing on – in terms of motivating, inspiring, and verifying the importance of being here and doing this job.”
When asked if the criticism was from the fact that she was a woman of color, Harris said, âThere is definitely a healthy discussion that others should be having about this, but I’m going to focus on the job. and I won’t be distracted. “