Vice President Kamala Harris, was interviewed Friday by TV host Charlamagne Tha God. He asked her who the nation’s “real” president is, and her response did not go over well when she replied, “And don’t start talking like a Republican.”
It started when Charlamagne asked, “I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin? While he and Harris were discussing Democratic Sen. Manchin’s opposition to liberal spending.
Immediately an aide tried to step in and end the interview, Kamala swiftly responded with Joe Biden. She said, “C’mon, Charlamagne, No, no, no, no, it’s Joe Biden.” Then she continued with, “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.”
Manchin is one of the more conservative senators in his party, and he’s had some notable disagreements with other Democrats this year. He often delays bills that most everyone else supports because it goes against what he wants for West Virginia.
When discussing Manchin, Harris said,”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 also told him, “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.”