Kamala Harris: Russia Used ‘Racist’ Americans To Influence 2016 Election
Democratic Presidential hopeful gets roasted on twitter after comments
Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) Tweeted on Tuesday before President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address that Russia was able to influence the 2016 election because it "figured out" Americans' racism.
California senator and media-appointed frontrunner said Russia used “racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and transphobia" which "are America’s Achilles heel.”
“Russia was able to influence our election because they figured out that racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and transphobia are America’s Achilles heel,” Harris said in her Tweet.
"These issues aren't only civil rights--they're also a matter of national security," said her Tweet.
"We have to deal with that."
Harris’s tweet was hailed as “important” and insightful by media outlets driving the Russia narrative.
But it backfired as skeptically-minded individuals challenged that Russia affected the 2016 election at all.
Some people saw Harris’s comment as "insulting Americans," by implying “a bunch of Russians” can easily manipulate them on social media.
But what is even more insulting is that over 60,000 people read Harris’s tweet and hit the ‘like’ button.
Russian bots maybe?
Last week, Harris was caught boasting about prosecuting parents including a homeless mom whose kids missed classes.
Russia was able to influence our election because they figured out that racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and transphobia are America’s Achilles heel. These issues aren’t only civil rights — they’re also a matter of national security. We have to deal with that.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 6, 2019
so you're saying that after 400+ yrs of slavery/oppression, Russia ONLY NOW decided to use racism to influence a US election?— Jelle #F12 (@AmethystJ24) February 6, 2019
or from another angle, you're saying at no other time could #ADOS figure out racism was bad until Russia✌🏾intervened✌🏾in the 2016 election? #GirlBye👋🏾
a little confused about Russian influence. I wasnt contacted by the kgb and told how to vote. How did Russia really affect our election? Were there THAT many people that weren't capable of making their own decision?— James brunson (@Jamesbrunson314) February 7, 2019
Please let know which planet you are broadcasting from.— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) February 6, 2019
None of the Conservatives I’ve worked with ever said they were influenced by Russia. They just couldn’t stand Hillary Clinton🤷🏾♂️. Still waiting on that explanation on exactly how Russian influence made me NOT vote for Clinton🤔— KD Curry (@TheKoolKennyD) February 6, 2019
I am confused. All along I thought that all those prejudices and forms of hatred never existed in the US prior to Russian intervention in the last presidential election in order to prevent the victory of Hillary. https://t.co/LcZCETGSGs— asad abukhalil أسعد أبو خليل (@asadabukhalil) February 6, 2019
'I want to lead this nation filled with racist, sexist, jew hating homophobes! Also, you're so stupid a bunch of Russians can manipulate you!" https://t.co/tAHFyCIFra— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) February 7, 2019
In the viral video, Harris who at the time was attorney general for California, smugly described how being 'tough on truancy' got results when she was the district attorney for San Francisco.
Harris's controversial approach threatened parents with criminal charges and jail if their children were absent from school.
Earlier this month, Harris launched her 2020 presidential bid owing to 'lead with integrity' and 'speak the truth.
Not unsurprisingly, she indirectly bashed President Donald Trump and criticized the border wall as 'a medieval vanity project.'
'When we have children in cages, crying for their mothers and fathers, don't you dare call that border security, that's human rights abuse,' Harris said.
Although didn't Trump by name, it was obvious who she was referring to.