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Kamala Harris criticizes ‘Charlemagne Tha God’ after he asks her if Biden is the ‘real’ president

Vice President Kamala Harris criticized radio host Charlamagne Tha God for asking if Joe Biden was the ‘real president’ during her appearance on his talk show.

On his Comedy Central show on Friday, December 17, Charlamagne asked Harris why she and President Joe Biden were unable to press their flagship $1.75 trillion Build Back Better legislation.

“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,” while he and Harris discussed Democratic Sen. Manchin’s opposition to some liberal spending legislation being debated on Capitol Hill. 

Harris answered that President Biden was the nation’s leader, she then expressed some frustration with the question. “C’mon, Charlamagne,” she said. “No, no, no, no, it’s Joe Biden,” she repeated as he tried to give his reasons for the question. 

“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.

She added that the Democrats have a razor-thin majority in the Senate (with Harris holding the potential deciding vote on any ties between 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats plus two independents who caucus with them) and claimed the Republicans were united in opposition to the administration’s agenda.

Charlamagne argued that Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia who sometimes bucks his party, was “holding up progress” and hurting Black people with his votes.

“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 told the host. Harris noted items of the Democrats’ plan, such as the child tax credit, which she said would lower “Black child poverty by 50%.” 

“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.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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