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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reads Donald Trump to Filth for Peddling Racist Birther Conspiracy About Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump has pushed a baseless conspiracy theory claiming that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is unqualified to serve as vice president because her parents were immigrants.

Harris was born in California, which under the Constitution means she has birthright citizenship.

This latest round of birtherism mirrors the lie that Trump promoted about Barack Obama during his presidency.

At a press conference on Thursday, Trump was asked if he was familiar with the false rumors about Harris.

“I just heard today that she doesn’t meet the requirements,” Trump replied. “I have no idea if that’s right. I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before was chosen to run for vice president. But that’s a very serious, you’re saying that they’re saying that she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country.”

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) quickly accused Trump of white supremacy.

“White supremacy is a belief system based on the idea that ppl of color, esp Black ppl, are fundamentally illegitimate as equal citizens or human beings. Calling into question the citizenship of elected officials of color, esp when the answer is obvious, is one way it manifests,” she wrote on Twitter.

“Whether it’s “where’s the birth certificate?” to “send her back!” to “where were her parents from?”- these contrived claims (which are almost never levied at white US officials born abroad) catch on bc the supremacist idea that poc are inherently less legitimate has deep roots,” the congresswoman added. “It’s not a coincidence that the GOP advanced tropes about non-citizenship to President Obama, Reps. Tlaib, Omar & Pressley, & now Sen. Kamala Harris; especially in moments of power. Implying poc “don’t belong” in our country is one way of protecting a white supremacist vision.”

The assertion that Harris is ineligible to be vice president, which first appeared in an opinion piece after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, is completely false.

Constitutional law expert Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of Berkeley Law School, explained things perfectly.

“Under section 1 of the 14th Amendment, anyone born in the United States is a United States citizen. The Supreme Court has held this since the 1890s. Kamala Harris was born in the United States,” Chemerinsky told CBS News.

“Some conservatives, such as John Eastman, think that is wrong and being born in the country is not enough,” he added. “[They’re] clearly wrong under the language of the 14th Amendment and under Supreme Court precedent.”

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”



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