Failed 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) just went rogue with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump. According to Breitbart, the senator claimed in a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC that he is not “fit to be president.”
On Wednesday’s episode of Deadline, host Nicolle Wallace asked Harris how Americans “should feel” about recent reports suggesting that Russia put bounties on the heads of American soldiers in Afghanistan and that President Trump took no action in response.
“The way that I think about it is this: There has been so much that has been happening in our country that has focused us inward, but we cannot lose sight of our nation’s standing in relationship to the rest of the world and the importance of having a commander in chief who takes seriously our role,” Harris said, according to Breitbart. “Someone who, unlike Donald Trump, understands the need for relationships, the need to put in check adversaries, and also embrace allies.”
Harris goes rogue
Harris went on to contrast this mythical “someone” with President Trump, who she says “has conducted foreign policy in a way that has been about isolationism. It’s been about, going at his own way in a way that has been harmful to our national security,” she added.
The Russian bounty claims, first published in The New York Times, have become a serious point of controversy for the president in recent days, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) insisting that Congress “get to the bottom of recent media reports that Russian GRU units in Afghanistan have offered to pay the Taliban to kill American soldiers with the goal of pushing America out of the region,” as The Hill noted.
Various governmental officials, including some at the Pentagon, however, have since called those allegations into serious question, stating that prior intelligence on the matter was not deemed credible, according to the Washington Examiner. President Trump has also asserted that he was never informed about the matter, NPR reported.
In fact, Trump on Wednesday called the whole situation “another made up Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party.”
“Let’s just be honest”
It was in this context that Harris made her remarks about the president’s fitness for office. Harris was also asked whether there might be “another scandal involving Donald Trump with Russia at its punch line,” the first presumably being the so-called collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign, which — except for in the eyes of Democrats and the mainstream media — has also been debunked.
“[Trump’s] got something going on there,” Harris said, according to Breitbart. “Let’s just be honest about it. Something’s afoot, right? It just — it doesn’t smell right. I don’t know what it is, but, um.”
Democrats are clearly still trying to push the narrative that Trump is in cahoots with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the idea being that if he were not so entangled, he would have done something about payments made to Taliban fighters to attack U.S. troops.
Harris, for her part, finished her tirade by claiming that every American ought to feel that Trump “is not fit to be president, and we need a new president,” as Breitbart reported. She continued:
That’s how we’re supposed to feel. Let’s not overanalyze Donald Trump. I literally, no more pop psychology about this guy. Let’s just do what needs to get done, which is to put our efforts into the election that is coming up and elect a president who actually understands the magnitude and the importance of that office.
If this is how we should view President Trump though, what in the world are we supposed to think about Joe Biden?