Vice President Kamala Harris can put another notch in her loss column after an interview with Charlamagne tha God went horribly awry on Friday after he pressed her about who was the “real” president.
“I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?” Charlamagne asked on his Comedy Central show, “Tha God’s Honest Truth.”
Harris and Charlamagne discussed Manchin (D-WV)’s opposition to Democrat spending proposals that both seemed to think were especially needed for people of color.
“C’mon, Charlamagne,” she said. “No, no, no, no, it’s Joe Biden.”
“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.
Charlamagne argued that Manchin was “holding up progress” by not voting with his party and that his actions were hurting black people.
But Harris pointed out that the Democrats only have the slimmest majority in the Senate, and that even one vote deviation will cost them that majority. She blamed Republicans for the lack of progress.
Harris blames Republicans
“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 claimed.
“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 said. “But we will not give up and I will not give up.”
After the interview, Charlamagne said he liked Harris and found her passion hopeful. “That Kamala Harris — that’s the one I like,” he said.
He thought she could be the “superhero who saves democracy,” he said.
In reality though, Democrats have had the better part of 50 years to solve the long-lasting inequalities they say are plaguing our lives.