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Kamala Harris interview with Charlamagne Tha God gets heated after ‘real’ president question

Vice President Kamala Harris bristled Friday after TV host Charlamagne Tha God requested her who the nation’s “real” president is.

“I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?” Charlamagne requested on his Comedy Central present, “Tha God’s Honest Truth,” whereas he and Harris mentioned Democratic Sen. Manchin’s opposition to some liberal spending laws being debated on Capitol Hill. 

Harris answered that President Biden was the nation’s chief – then expressed disappointment with the question. 

“C’mon, Charlamagne,” she mentioned. “No, no, no, no, it’s Joe Biden,” she repeated as he tried to offer his causes for the question. 

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“And don’t start talking like a Republican, about asking whether or not he’s president. … And it’s Joe Biden, it’s Joe Biden and I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris,” she added defiantly.

She added that the Democrats have a razor-thin majority within the Senate (with Harris holding the potential deciding vote on any ties between 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats plus two independents who caucus with them) and claimed the Republicans had been united in opposition to the administration’s agenda.

“Don’t start talking like a Republican, about asking whether or not he’s president,” Vice President Harris mentioned.Tha God’s Honest Truth / Youtube

Vice President Kamala Harris defended the Biden Administration during an interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday night.Vice President Kamala Harris defended the Biden Administration throughout an interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday evening.AP

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Charlamagne argued that Manchin, a average Democrat from West Virginia who generally bucks his social gathering, was “holding up progress” and hurting Black individuals with his votes.

“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,” Harris informed the host.

She then touted line objects of the Democrats’ plan, such because the youngster tax credit score, which she mentioned would decrease “Black child poverty by 50 percent.”

“I hear the frustration, but let’s not deny the impact that we’ve had and agree also that there is a whole lot more work to be done and it is not easy to do,” she mentioned. “But we will not give up and I will not give up.”

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Charlamagne tha God, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, said Harris needs to be the Charlamagne tha God, whose actual title is Lenard McKelvey, mentioned Harris must be the “superhero who saves democracy.”Getty Images

Charlamagne mentioned Americans want Harris to be the “superhero who saves democracy,” including that he most popular the fieriness she displayed in her reply about who the true president is. 

“That Kamala Harris — that’s the one I like,” he mentioned.

Harris additionally did an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday the place she mentioned the administration’s lack of foresight on the coronavirus variants.

“We didn’t see Delta coming,” she informed the Times. “I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming. We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”

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