White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that he accepts the fact that Sen.
When asked about Trump's promotion of the conspiracy theory about her, Harris said in an interview released Sunday that she and Biden fully expect Trump and his campaign to engage in "lies" and "deception" in a bid to beat Democrats in the November 3 election. Last week, Trump told reporters that he'd heard somewhere that Harris was ineligible to be chosen as vice present, giving some credence to the false conspiracy.
On Thursday, Trump said that he had heard that Harris, who was born in California and is set to become the first Black and South Asian woman to appear on a major presidential ticket, "doesn't meet the requirements" to be vice president because she wasn't born an American citizen. She said that the lessons from her grandfather P V Gopalan, a career civil servant, are a big reason "why I am where I am today".
"To the people of India and to Indian Americans all across the United States, I want to wish you a happy Indian Independence Day". "And we're ready. And we're ready".
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California senator Harris, if elected, would be second in the line of succession after Biden. An editor's note added to the article on Friday apologized and said the original piece was "being used by some as a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia".
Newsweek was hit with criticism for publishing the essay after many people online compared it to the birther conspiracy theory that falsely suggested President Barack Obama was not eligible to hold office. "So it's unsurprising, but no less abhorrent, that as Trump makes a fool of himself straining to distract the American people from the horrific toll of his failed coronavirus response that his campaign and their allies would resort to wretched, demonstrably false lies in their pathetic desperation".
Steve Cortes, a Trump campaign senior adviser joined FOX News Sunday to react to Biden's VP pick, Kamala Harris.
Referring to comments the president made during a press conference on Saturday, Cortes said: "He said this is not something we will be pursuing".
"He never brought this up, the campaign never brought it up", Cortes said. The campaign never brought this up. "Members of the media have asked him about it, are trying to create a controversy that simply doesn't exist". "The President said that he doesn't - it's not something that we're pursuing, not something that we're interested in".