Kamala Harris – Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original
Kamala Harris really made a big mistake when she told a man at her town hall that when he called President Donald Trump “mentally retarded” and gave her approval.
You can see for yourself that Harris looks at the man in the face as he calls Trump the slur, and then responds with laughter and saying “well said.”
A Democrat voter calls Trump "mentally retarded" while speaking to Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris
Harris, a social justice warrior, responds while laughing: "Well said. Well said" pic.twitter.com/wtz9UDCTTt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 6, 2019
As my colleague Bonchie points out, the internet reamed Harris over this.
Harris didn’t take ownership for her mistake and instead attempted to pretend that she didn’t hear the man and went on about how such a phrase is beyond unacceptable. Had she heard it, said Harris, she would have corrected the man.
“When my staff played the video from my town hall yesterday, it was upsetting,” said Harris in a tweet. “I didn’t hear the words the man used in that moment, but if I had I would’ve stopped and corrected him. I’m sorry. That word and others like it aren’t acceptable. Ever.”
When my staff played the video from my town hall yesterday, it was upsetting. I didn’t hear the words the man used in that moment, but if I had I would’ve stopped and corrected him. I’m sorry. That word and others like it aren’t acceptable. Ever. https://t.co/mNmo1hyNpW
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 7, 2019
This was the wrong move. Harris clearly heard the phrase and her reaction to it makes the fact that she heard it unmistakable. Her lying to the American people about it only angered them, and they responded in force.
This includes Sebastion Gorka, who let Harris have it with both barrels. First, he called her a “bald-faced” liar, then questioned how she was ever a prosecutor after recounting what everyone saw.
“You lie with such alacrity, everyone imprisoned by you should have their cases reopened,” tweeted Gorka.
You’re a bald-faced liar.
It’s on the videotape.
You verbally commended your supporter for using the phrase “retarded.”
Then you actually laughed.
How were you a prosecutor?
You lie with such alacrity, everyone imprisoned by you should have their cases reopened. https://t.co/6YfMXu3BR1
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 9, 2019
Gorka wasn’t the only one. The internet took down Harris like lions on a wounded gazelle, and not just people from the right.
She said it twice. And laughed. Not OK. She heard him…
Mayor Pete would have—politely, eloquently, yet firmly—put that man in his place and then moved on…
So would have Obama or McCain.
She’s not presidential.
— ObamaMama.Pete4Joe 🐝🥁 (@ObamaMama11) September 7, 2019
The man was ten feet away speaking into a microphone. You agreed and told him well said. What could you possibly be claiming you didn't hear?
— Vic (@Vic37921408) September 9, 2019
Have you ever made a statement, or taken a position, large or small, that you didn’t then immediately backpedal on and try to spin? You spin like a weather vane, lady.
— Mistress Matisse (@mistressmatisse) September 9, 2019
Who lies on the campaign trail more?
— Winkle, get your knee off his neck (@WinkleAbides) September 7, 2019
Please clarify. To what did you respond 'well said, well said. And then you laughed. What did you think he said that made you laugh like Hillary? Asking for a friend.
— Yoely Lebovits (@Badchen) September 9, 2019
Its moments like this that have caused Democrats to lose faith in Harris, who was once a prime candidate to overtake Biden and win the nomination. Thanks to a string of embarrassing moments and a pummeling at the hands of Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Harris’s poll numbers have been rapidly declining.
In fact, she’s lost all virtual support from the black community after it was revealed that her time as DA in California put a lot of black citizens in far more trouble with the state than they should have been.
Now Harris is fighting a current that has turned against her, and moments like this really shine a light on her character that many people find repulsive.
This has been a pattern from the left lately. We’re supposed to believe them instead of our own eyes and ears. Debra Messing recently claimed she was not calling for the creation of a blacklist while calling for the creation of a blacklist. Even the media is asking us to believe Antifa is generally peaceful even while we watch videos of them being violent.
It seems the left wants us to live in a fantasy world with them.