Vice President Kamala Harris exploded during an interview with media personality “Charlamagne Tha God” earlier this week when she was asked who the real President of the United States was.
According to The Daily Wire, the Vice President was in the middle of what was thought to be a friendly interview when she was asked the question and it appeared that an aide for the VP tried to intervene and suggest that they couldn’t hear the query.
After that attempt to end the interview by one of Harris’ staffers, the interviewer insisted that the nation’s second in command would be able to get through just fine and that he would like an answer to the question.
“She can hear me,” Charlamagne said after a brief back-and-forth, later adding, “They’re acting like they can’t hear me,” before repeating the question saying, “So who’s the real president of this country?” he asked. “Is it Joe Manchin or Joe Biden, Madam Vice President?”
“I can hear you,” Harris responded. “I can hear you,” Harris confirmed before the interview repeated the question. “Come on, Charlamagne. Come on,” she responded. “It’s Joe Biden.”
“I really — I can’t tell sometimes,” he responded.
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No. It’s Joe Biden,” Harris erupted. “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 it’s Joe Biden. And I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris.”
This line of questioning came just days before Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) shot down any chances Biden had of passing his Build Back Better plan in a decision that rocked the nation.
Charlemagne then responded, asking of the West Virginia Democrat, “Do you think Joe Manchin is a problem?”
“And it’s Joe Biden, it’s Joe Biden, and it’s Joe Biden,” Harris said, oddly repeating the answer to the previous question. “And I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris.
“And the reality is because we are in office, we do the things like the Child Tax Credit, which is going to reduce black child poverty by 50%, on track to do that. We do things that are about saying that our Department of Justice is going to do these investigations, and require that we end chokeholds and have body cameras.
“It is the work of saying we’re going to get lead out of pipes and paint, because our babies are suffering because of that. It is the work of saying people who ride public transit deserve the same kind of dignity that anybody else does. So let’s improve that system.
“It is the work of saying that we have got to bring down prescription drug costs because folks who have diabetes should not be dying because they don’t have enough money in their pocket. It’s about saying black maternal mortality is a real issue that must be treated by everybody, including the White House, as a serious issue.
“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. But we will not give up and I will not give up.”