Douglas Andrews / October 26, 2020

Kamala Harris’s Scurrilous Charge

She calls Trump a racist while ignoring the racism on her own ticket.

We knew it was coming, and it arrived last night. In an “October Surprise” to end all October Surprises, Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris called President Donald Trump … a racist.

What’s that? You’re not surprised? Well, okay, neither are we.

The Great October Non-Surprise came during her “60 Minutes” interview that aired last night. Anchor Norah O'Donnell teed things up nicely for Harris, reminding her that President Trump had called the California senator “nasty” and “a monster.”

To which Harris replied, “This is not the first time in my life I’ve been called names.” She then decided to return the favor.

“Do you think the president is racist?” O'Donnell pressed.

“Yes, I do,” Harris responded, and then she trotted out the same ol’ lies that she and her running mate and their surrogates have been using throughout the campaign. “You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first black president of the United States. You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters, and on the other side, neo-Nazis, and he talks about fine people on either side. Calling Mexicans ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals.’ His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban. It all speaks for itself.”

No, it doesn’t. The Charlottesville lie has been debunked by no less a Trump-hating leftist than CNN’s Jake Tapper. And the Mexican “rapists” comment has been debunked by the partisans at PolitiFact.

Trump, in fact, has repeatedly denounced white supremacy. But the Democrats and their Leftmedia enablers keep pretending that he hasn’t. Truth be told, if Trump is a white supremacist, he’s the most inept and counterproductive one in history. He ushered in the lowest unemployment rate ever for blacks, delivered criminal justice reform, created urban opportunity zones, and restored funding to historically black colleges and universities. Among other things.

And this guy’s a racist?

Elsewhere in Democrat “Don’t let ‘em leave the plantation” paternalism, a mediocrity named Chelsea Handler publicly scolded her black ex-boyfriend for supporting Trump. That ex was rapper 50 Cent, and Handler reminded him who was boss during a Friday interview on “The Tonight Show.”

“So he doesn’t want to pay 62% in taxes,” Handler began, “because he doesn’t want to go from '50 Cent’ to ‘20 Cent’ and I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook.”

Got that? A white woman is telling a nationwide audience (admittedly a rather small one, late-night comics not being what they used to be) that black people aren’t allowed to vote for President Trump. But where have we heard that sort of paternalistic language before? Wait … yes, here it is. When Biden’s black host told him that he had more questions for the candidate, Biden snapped, “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”

Here’s Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James calling Biden out.

Racist utterances by Biden and his fellow Democrats are nothing new, of course. Scranton Joe, after all, was the guy who said, “Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.” And the guy who warned a largely black audience in Virginia in 2012 that if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were to win that year’s presidential election, they were “gonna put y'all back in chains.” And the guy who bragged about being civil and having “got things done” with segregationist Democrats like Herman Talmadge and James Eastland, the latter of whom made no bones about his belief that blacks were “an inferior race.”

“…then you ain’t black,” said the old white segregationist suck-up.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t recall the language of one of Biden’s heroes, former Klansman and West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, who once told fellow Democrat Senator Theodore Bilbo, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels.”

When Byrd died in 2010, Biden eulogized him as “a friend, a mentor, and a guide.”

Where, we ask, is the parallel in Trump’s life to this litany of offenses?

As for Kamala Harris calling the president a racist, this fits a predictable pattern of Democrat behavior: accusing others of precisely what they themselves are guilty of. The truth is, Harris is looking for racism in all the wrong places.

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