Vice President Kamala Harris lashed out at radio host Charlamagne Tha God for asking if Joe Biden was the ‘real president’ during her appearance on his talk show. On his Comedy Central show on Friday, December 17, Charlamagne asked the VP why she and President Joe Biden were unable to press their flagship $1.75 trillion Build Back Better legislation.
Harris argued that it is not just Democrats who are holding up Democratic priorities.
“Here’s the thing, though,” Harris said. “I think it’s a mistake to try and think about this only through the lens of Democrats versus Democrats when the fact is Republicans are consistently and unanimously standing in the way of progress.”
“Right now, we are debating whether democracies actually can survive or is autocracy better, which is basically one person or one group telling everybody what they should do,” Harris said of voting rights legislation. “This is what’s at stake right now for America. And you can tell I’m a bit frustrated — more than that, actually — that people are making this into a partisan issue instead of stepping up to say save our democracy.”
Symone Sanders stepped in front of the camera due to the questioning getting a bit heavy handed, saying that they had to end the interview and leave immediately. “They’re acting like they can’t hear me,” the 43-year-old host said, as Sanders attempted to block the camera and stop the interview.
As things turned real intense Harris stared at Charlamagne and replied: “I can hear you.” At this point, Charlamagne repeated his question. “So who’s the real president of this country? Is it Joe Manchin or Joe Biden?” he asked, to which Harris replied, “Come on, Charlamagne. Come on. It’s Joe Biden.” When Charlamagne commented, saying, “I can’t tell sometimes,” Harris visibly bristled. She wagged her finger at the host and said, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no. It’s Joe Biden, and don’t start talking like a Republican about asking whether or not he’s president. And it’s Joe Biden. And I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris.”
Check out the reactions below.
This is what I heard come out of Kamala’a mouth pic.twitter.com/EoTjc8r8kc
— THEE 2RawTooReal 💛🐝 (@2RawTooReal) December 18, 2021
If you haven't watched this whole interview you have no idea how brutal it is.
Charlemagne: Why did you renege on student loan relief?!
Kamala Harris: Boy I remember when I had those little loan coupon books…remember those?
Simone Sanders: Ok times up!https://t.co/kzEY6Z5zrv
— john teufel esq (@JohnTeufelNYC) December 19, 2021
Charlemagne interviewing Kamala Harris is hilarious
— clayton (@YoungChasir) December 19, 2021
Their only goal is to make money. To increase their fame and make money. Doesn’t matter how they present themselves, that’s their endgame. Just look at Charlemagne the Jackass & the stupid questions he was asking @VP Kamala Harris. They don’t care about America or their audience
— 🎄Sαʋαɠҽ Aɾƚαɱყʂ ❄️ (@Artamys1) December 19, 2021
They way .@VP harris pointed that finger when she said i'm the vice president, makes me wonder, does she not know she is literally a diversity hire? Like gurl, you tanked in the primaries unless you forgot. #KamalaHarris #VPHarris #Charlemagne
— Politicallyexpedient (@Politicallyexp2) December 19, 2021
Charlemagne asked Kamala Harris a 100% legit question, and Kamala went into this performative "sista gurl" act as a deflection. And now the Bidensexuals are trying to spin this as if she "gathered" Charlemagne https://t.co/PZrq20kb8n
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) December 18, 2021