In their insistence that President Donald Trump is a serial liar, Democrats seem to ignore the stream of lies that are told daily by the media and their own party. Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, for example, have told numerous lies on the campaign trail, from the topic of fracking to health care.
In a recent interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes released Sunday, Harris told four more blatant lies — this time, about Trump and his alleged racism — and now, Breitbart is holding her to account.
“Do you think the president is racist?”
In its new report, Breitbart revealed that Harris made the false statements in response to a question from 60 Minutes correspondent Norah O’Donnell.
“On the campaign trail, President Trump has attacked you frequently,” O’Donnell said, as Breitbart reported. “He’s called you a monster. He’s said you’re nasty and it would be an insult to our country if you became the first female president. Do you see this as just the rough and tumble of politics, or do you view those attacks against you as racist?”
Harris’ immediate response was short. “Well, this is not the first time in my life I’ve been called names and it — you know, it was predictable, sadly,” she said.
But O’Donnell cut Harris off, and again asked, “Do you think the president is racist?”
“Yes, I do. Yeah. I do,” Harris replied, laughing, as Breitbart reported. She continued:
You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States. You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters, And on the other side, Neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side. Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban. It all speaks for itself.
It’s just not true
As Breitbart explained, all four examples cited by Harris are either blatant lies, or not completely truthful. First, Trump did question former President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president. But, as Breitbart noted, he did the same to the Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). In other words, there’s no evidence Trump’s questioning of Obama’s eligibility had to do with the color of his skin.
Second, the Charlottesville myth — that Trump referred to neo-Nazis as “good people” — was spread by the media and continues to be repeated by those on the left even though it is blatantly false. The “good people on both sides” that Trump mentioned referred to protesters who wanted the Robert E. Lee statue removed and protesters who wanted to keep the statue. Only moments later, Trump specifically condemned neo-Nazis: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists. They should be condemned totally.”
It is also false that Trump made a blanket statement calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. Rather, he said some rapists and criminals come from Mexico to our country illegally, which is demonstrably true. Trump also said some who come, “I assume, are good people,” according to Breitbart.
And, finally, Trump never, as Harris claimed, imposed a ban on all Muslims. Instead, he restricted travel from some countries, both majority Muslim and not — ones that the Obama administration had identified as terrorist threats.
But will we see Harris walking back these untrue claims? I wouldn’t hold my breath.