Marge Simpson responds to Kamala Harris comparison: ‘I teach my children not to name-call’
Marge Simpson says she’s “pissed off” after Trump campaign adviser Jenna Ellis tweeted this week that Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), the new Democratic vice presidential pick, “sounds like” her.
Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 12, 2020
The fictional character responded Friday in a video on the official “Simpsons” Twitter account.
“I usually don’t get into politics, but the president’s senior adviser Jenna Ellis just said Kamala Harris sounds like me,” Simpson says.
“Lisa said she doesn’t mean it as a compliment,” she says, adding that as an “ordinary suburban housewife, I’m starting to feel a little disrespected.”
“I teach my children not to name-call, Jenna. I was gonna say I’m pissed off, but I’m afraid they’d bleep it.”
Marge Simpson has something to say. pic.twitter.com/viux96bAPf
— TheSimpsons (@TheSimpsons) August 14, 2020
The longtime Fox character’s reference to being a “suburban housewife” echoes language from President Trump, who has used the phrase more than once to describe a demographic he believes he will win in November.
The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge! @foxandfriends @MariaBartiromo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
Ellis swiped back at the cartoon character, saying “Marge is probably going to vote Democrat … by mail,” an allusion to Democrats’ efforts to expand access to mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, prompting an onslaught of criticism against the California senator from Trump and his allies.
Trump has since called Harris “nasty,” “angry” and “sort of a madwoman,” attacks that critics say will do nothing to improve his low poll numbers among female voters.
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