Sen. Kamala Harris made a definitive statement on the President Donald Trump during a 60 Minutes interview, according to The Grio. CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell asked Harris, “Do you think the president is racist?”
“Yes, I do,” she responded immediately, with a slight laugh. “Yeah. I do. You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States.” The vice presidential candidate was referring to the "birther" theory that Trump used against former President Barack Obama. Trump claimed Obama was not born in the United States and therefore ineligible to run for president.
"For several years before running for president, Trump pressed for Obama to release his birth certificate. Ultimately, the former president released a copy of his long-form document," The Grio reported. The Constitution also requires people running for president to be a natural-born citizen, at least 35 years of age and have 14 years of residency in the country.
Harris also pointed to past comments made by the president to affirm her response. “You can look at Charlottesville when there were peaceful protesters, and on the other side, neo-Nazis, and [Trump] talks about fine people on either side,” she said, referring to the 2017 violence between white nationalists and left-leaning counterprotesters. “Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban. It all speaks for itself.”
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