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Harris acknowledges ‘frustration’ during Charlamagne tha God interview

Vice President Harris acknowledged that she experienced some “frustration” during her interview with radio host Charlamagne tha God last week during which he asked her who the real U.S. president was.

Harris acknowledged to CBS’s Margaret Brennan during an interview that aired Sunday the exchange reflected “frustration” with the question, in which the host alluded to whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the president given his perception as a lone lawmaker to thwart some of the president’s agenda give the 50-50 split in the Senate.

After playing a clip of the interview with Charlamagne tha God, Brennan noted that it appeared to be a similar frustration to what Harris expressed during the Senate hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Brennan asked Harris what got her “fired up.”

“Injustice,” Harris said. “I don’t like unfairness. And that is one of the things that will kind of cause me to say, ‘OK,’ you know. Some things are fairly innocuous, but unfairness in a way that can be hurtful to someone, you know, that’s why I became a prosecutor.”

While speaking with Harris last week, Charlamagne tha God asked the vice president who the real president of the U.S. was, Joe Biden or Joe Manchin, after the West Virginian all but killed the president’s trillion-dollar spending bill by expressing opposition to its latest iteration.

Harris responded by emphatically stating, “It’s Joe Biden.”

“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 percent,” Harris said. “So I hear the frustration, but let’s not deny the impact that we’ve had.” 

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