Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), appeared to agree with a supporter who called President Trump “mentally retarded” during a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday.
When confronted about the remarks on Saturday, Harris, however, claimed she did not hear the derogatory statement and called the remark offensive.
“I don’t buy that argument that impeachment does not make sense; the Senate will acquit. I don’t buy that argument. There needs to be accountability. What are you going to do in the next one year to diminish the mentally retarded actions of this guy,” asked a man at her rally to which led to applaud and laughter.
“Well said,” Harris responded laughing. “Well said. I plan to win this election, I’ll tell you that.”
CBS News reporter, Caitlin Huey-Burns caught up with Harris on Saturday and asked about the exchange during a New Hampshire Democratic party rally. “It’s an incredibly offensive term,” Harris said of the “mentally retarded” term.
“It’s offensive, and you would think that in the year 2019, people would have a much better understanding how hurtful a term like that can be but also the history behind it, which is the history of really ignoring the needs and the realities and the capacity of our disabilities community.” (Continued Below)
“You didn’t correct him though. Did you hear him?” Burns asked Harris.
“I heard him talk about the other stuff. And then that came later. And it was not something that I really heard or processed, or you know, in any way condone, that’s for sure,” Harris claimed.
However, Sen. Harris got blasted on social media as people did not believe that she “did not hear” her fan call President Trump “mentally retarded.” (Video Below)
Sen. Kamala Harris claims she didn’t hear the derogatory term used. Watch the two videos below:
The man spoke into a microphone. You responded, “Well said. Well said.” pic.twitter.com/VR1Tw9iM5U
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 7, 2019
Several people, however, did not believe Sen. Harris after she claimed she did not hear the man use the term “mentally retarded.”
Wayne Dupree wrote, “Harris claims she didn’t hear the man call Trump ‘mentally retarded,’ even though she laughed ==> We all know she was ‘clearly lying'”.
Harris claims she didn't hear the man call Trump
"mentally retarded," even though she laughed
==> We all know she was 'clearly lying'https://t.co/bugDo7xjys
— Wayne Dupree 🎙🎥 (@WayneDupreeShow) September 8, 2019
Jim Hanson said, “Kamala Harris says she didn’t hear the guy say mentally retarded, while responding directly to his smear She’s a liar and a bad one.”
#KamalaHarris says she didn't hear the guy say mentally retarded, while responding directly to his smear
She's a liar and a bad one https://t.co/P08kktxAdX
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) September 8, 2019
Kamala Harris hates the developmentally disabled but not adultery.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 8, 2019
Dem voter calls Trump "mentally retarded."@KamalaHarris responds with "well said."
Now she says she "didn't hear him."
But her laugh indicates otherwise 👇
You're a liar, Kamala.
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) September 8, 2019
Which is why you laughed and said “Well said” 2x?
What won’t you lie about?
— Jellenne (@jellen805) September 8, 2019
This is the, what, 7th or 8th time that Harris has claimed impaired hearing to excuse herself from accountability in the campaign?
— Mark Culham 🌐 (@mdculham) September 7, 2019
You told him “that’s a great way to put it” but, okayyyyyy
— Josh Hill (@J_oshHill) September 7, 2019
Just admit that you have no problem with the word. It’s fine.
A better response would be to say, “I didn’t realize how the word affects some people and I apologize for being unkind.”
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 8, 2019
— “Fredo” is racist toward Italians who are dumb (@jtLOL) September 7, 2019
She upset with the word but fine that he referred to Trump as such.
— Karen N (@KarenN101) September 7, 2019
This becoming the “walk it back” party
— Charlie 🇺🇸 (@yesCharlieBrown) September 7, 2019
Liar. This woman heard the man VERY LOUD and VERY CLEAR. This woman will do and say anything for votes.
— Nonso. (@Nonso77693121) September 8, 2019
And if you truly cannot “process” what is being said to you, then remove yourself from the running because you are lacking fundamental comprehension skills.
— Ⓜ🅰🆖🅾 (@Order_of_mango) September 8, 2019
“Kamala often changes positions” Willie Brown
— Isaac Abadi (@IsaacA08) September 8, 2019
The ‘ol “I didn’t hear him” trick. My kids do this…
— Barry B. Simmons (@BarryBSimmons1) September 8, 2019
— Robert Giambelluca (@robgiam2001x) September 8, 2019
— SilverPatriot (@SilverPatriot1) September 7, 2019