August 13, 2020 - Trump Feeds Into Conspiracy Theory Of Harris’ Eligibility To Be Vice President

Trump fuels racist and unfounded rumors that Harris is ineligible to be vice president, telling reporters in the White House briefing room, “I heard it today she doesn’t even meet the requirements,” but hedging, “I have no idea if that’s right.” These doubts – a repeat of the “birther” claims that Trump levied against former President Barack Obama – continued to dominate the online misinformation campaigns that targeted Harris through Election Day, according to an analysis by Zignal Labs. This line of attack is distinct from those that her white male peers and predecessors faced.