Harris Called Audience Member’s Offensive Remark About Trump ‘Well Said’ — Now She Claims She Didn’t Hear It

Kamala Harris

2020 Democratic presidential primary contender Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) apologized for laughing at the recent offensive remarks about President Donald Trump made by an audience member, but she’s also claiming she didn’t actually hear them.

Harris apologized Saturday for laughing at an audience member’s remarks where they described the president’s actions in office as “mentally retarded.” The comment came during Harris’ town hall event in New Hampshire on Friday.

The senator also called the comment “well said.”

Audience member: What are you going to do in the next one year to diminish the mentally retarded actions of this guy?

Harris: [Laughs] Well said. Well said.

Watch the video here:


The senator was asked about the remarks during an interview with CBS News on Saturday, where she deemed the term “incredibly offensive” and said that “you would think” that people in the current year of 2019 “would have a better understanding” of the impact of the words.

“It’s offensive and you would think that in the year 2019, people would have a better understanding of how hurtful a term like that can be. But also the history behind it, which is a history of really ignoring the needs and the realities and the capacity of our disability community.”

She went on to claim that she “heard” the “other stuff” that the audience member was saying but had not “really heard or processed” his “mentally retarded” remark.

She doubled down on the claim of not hearing the man’s remarks in a tweet published on Saturday and apologized for laughing at the remark.

“When my staff played the video from my town hall yesterday, it was upsetting,” the California senator tweeted. “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.”

Harris is one of 20 Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination and is trailing behind Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as well as former Vice President Joe Biden (D) in the polls.


  1. James,

    I’m replying here because I’m not unconvinced that certain persons are purposely “blanking” replies they don’t like.

    …and yet they persist.

    It looks like the race is coming down to a trio of old, white, people. Not that there’s anything wrong with that unless one is “woke”.

    (watching Biden try to suck up to the Socialist vote is a car wreck you cannot look away from. It’s like watching your grandfather try to twerk.)

    The worst part of things is this: the Butt, Beta, Kamallama, Julio, et al. are young enough to run again.

  2. James,

    We should be grateful for his absence. Even Phil has been mostly MIA.

    My theory is that the Genital’s mommy caught him surfing bad-bad, no-no sites and cut off his internet. Either that or the government caught him for downloading child porn.

  3. Watched the video twice. Crowd was small. Speaker was near the front. Not one single doubt that she heard him very clearly. She might look good on paper but as a person she stinks.

    1. The sad thing is that ALL those in the 2020 freak show look good on paper, or can be made to look so.

      Look at how the MSM is glorifying Beta. An elitist, white, preppie with NO accomplishments of his own.

      They are also ALL liars and fantasists.

  4. So basically her claim is she just blindly agreed with someone without actually knowing what they said?

    Actually that makes its an even worse offense than if she actually did agree with them as it discredits her belief in anything she has ever claimed to agree with as it shows a lack of paying attention to what she is accepting and agreeing with.

  5. Again, why would anyone care what this ghettothugette says about anything.

    1. Her parents were Stanford professors. This may make it worse than being “from the hood”. They KNOW EVERYTHING and want to run our lives for us.

      She’d freak out if she found herself in a ghetto. Like Scat Francisco.

  6. Part time Mrs. Willie Brown may as well drop out now before the polls drop her any lower. Latest CBS poll – biased of course for the Donkey Party – shows she dropped to 8% from 17% just ahead of Butthead at 6% and the Texas Bozo at 4%. The rest of the clowns are at 1.5% and on down. Even Gaffe-a-Minute Biden is now in second place behind the fake Cherokee squaw.

  7. Curious. None of the usual suspects are rallying to Kamallama’s defense.

    Let’s run some tests by saying bad things about Bernie, Fauxcohontas, or empty Socialist lies. I’m sure they will trigger Genitally Contused, but we’ll have to comment on Biden to get Phil.

    1. The Addled One must be on vacation; or, went back to CNN or Media Matters for some more BS to shovel towards the intelligent folks here on IJR. Haven’t heard from her/him/? in a while.

  8. She’s a liar. She acknowledged the “retard” remark with “Well said. Well said.” and laughed along when the audience applauded and laughed.

    If using “retard” is a crime, then I’m convicted (as if I care). But so are Kamala and ALL THOSE who applauded the remark and they do care, but only about appearances. Think about that.

    The Left knows NO SHAME. It only lies and “walks back” when caught.

  9. Yeah, right…..how would she have corrected him????
    Total crap from Harris “after the fact”!

  10. Another of the “I voted for it before I voted against it” crowd.

    1. More like “I didn’t do/say that.” despite the damning video.
      Isn’t this the same group that accuses the president of lying?

    2. Reminds me of a politician that claimed they voted for the issue “because only someone who voted for it can call for a recount” BS when he was called by those he lied to about the issue so he could get elected the first time when it was time get reelected.

      The reality is if he had kept his promise and voted against it then it would not have passed in the first place much less be in need a “recount”.

      He of course was not reelected. The politicians then began their anti free speech campaign so they could hide their voting record from those they are supposed to be representing. Basically they want it so they can lie about how they actually voted and not be called on it by looking at their actual voting record.

  11. Bullshit! You said it, you laughed about it and responded to it. If you do ALL that, OWN IT! You apparently have “SELECTIVE HEARING”.

    1. Remember Lynn, this is the party where frontrunner Biden accepts “truths” over facts. They are all liars and hypocrites.

  12. too late Kamala. If this is a demonstration of your abilities as a lawyer, how did you get any where?

  13. Lies, lies, lies! She was called out on it, so she denies she heard it. If elected will she act on things she ‘didn’t hear’? Another lying, cheating, corrupt Democrat.

    1. Charles,

      Remember that this is the party of projection. They accuse the president of lying when they themselves wallow in them every.single.day.

      “Sure you’ll get free xxx and money for sitting on your ass.” The saddest thing is that there are complete shnooks and dupes who will believe and vote for this.

  14. So, you can call someone an idiot, an imbecile, a dullard, a crackpot or crazy but you can’t call him or her a retard? All it means is delayed development.

    ” Though the dull brain perplexes and retards. ” John Keats ” Ode to a Nightingale “

    1. Well, you just described the Liberal/Democrat field of candidates. Yes, I said it and I will stick to it. If the shoe fits, etc.


  16. She will say anything to get elected. She heard it. She is not always truthful and walks back on anything that she thinks will make her look bad. Do we really want to elect this person for president?

  17. She must be traveling with Joe Biden, lot of stupidity in his camp…….

  18. horizontal Harris is typical of all D-RATs —they’re all liars, scumbags, untrustworthy and unpatriotic!

  19. She was standing 20 ft from this guy and his comment could clearly be heard over the loud speakers. Gotcha!

    1. Isn’t this the second time she claims, mishearing a question, that backfired . The one for me is, she went after the film maker that exposed PPHood and did nothing to them. She’s big on post birth abortions


  21. JGE: I suspect it was not a blunder.

    The blunder was saying it out loud.

  22. Why would you respond with “Well said” if you didn’t hear the words used by the man?

  23. i see Joe has influenced Kamala in the matter of verbal blunders as well.

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