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

Kamala Harris
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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.

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Screwtape
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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.

Screwtape
Member

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.

Cherl
Member

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.

Sherri
Member

Truth = she lied and will continue to do so.

Terry L
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Terry L

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.

Hector Espada
Member

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

James
Member

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.

Screwtape
Member

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.

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