NEW: At a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, President Trump says that Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris becoming the first female president of the United States “would be an insult to our country.” pic.twitter.com/ufelOrpIIw
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) September 9, 2020
At a New Hampshire campaign rally, Trump says of Harris, “People don’t like her. …Nobody likes her,” adding, “She could never be the first woman president. She could never be. That would be an insult to our country.” He claims that she is too far to the ideological left and goes on to mock her name, repeating while mispronouncing, “Kamala. Kamala. Kamala.” The mispronunciation of Harris’s name proved to be a Republican strategy for “othering” her throughout the campaign, purposefully doing so to position her as – at the least – apart from the norm in presidential leadership due to her racial and ethnic backgrounds or – at worst – unfit to lead, aligning with Trump’s claim that a Harris presidency would be an “insult” to the country.