Kamala Harris’ Various Accounts of Saying False And Misleading Statements

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"Kamala Harris" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Last year, Sen. Kamala Harris, Democratic vice president, was rated as the most far-left senator. And with the Vice Presidential debate that happened last October 8, Harris was caught making numerous false and misleading statements.

The debate between the vice presidential debate was observed to be significantly more civil than the ones that happened between the Presidential candidates.

There were many “fact checks” that were published after the said vice presidential debate. Most of these fact checks were focused on the ignored comments that Sen. Kamala Harris made.

However, it is troubling that Harris made dozens of false and misleading statements during the 90-minute debate. The Trump campaign counted at least 24.

The following are the top three false or misleading statements that Harris made during the debate:

“The president said [coronavirus] was a hoax.”

Harris was quoted saying that President Trump said that coronavirus was a hoax. This statement has been repeatedly debunked by numerous news publications such as Washington Post, CNN, The Associated Press, etc. 

What the democrats did was twist the facts of what the President said in a rally.

This accusation made by the democrat nominee is a result of selective video editing that are misleading. In a rally, Trump said the following phrases, “the coronavirus” and “this is their new hoax.” However, these statements were made in separate points and a different context. The President’s words’ broader context was shown that he was railing against democrats for their accusations on how his administration responded to coronavirus. 

To quote, President Trump said, “Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it.” Then he delved briefly into the subject of the messy Democratic primary in Iowa, then talked about the Russia investigation and the impeachment issue by saying, “They tried the impeachment hoax. And this is their new hoax.”

When the President was asked to clarify his remarks, the President made it clear that he was not referring to the COVID-19 as a hoax.

The President was even quoted, saying, “No, no, no.” He clarified that the hoax he was referring to was the democrats’ action to pin the pandemic to somebody because their administration had done an excellent job in handling the pandemic.

He further clarified the hoax is on them and that he is not talking about the pandemic. What he is talking about is what the democrats are doing against his administration. That is the hoax he is referring to. 

“The American people know that Joe Biden will NOT ban fracking. That is a fact. That is a fact.”

This statement is opposite to what the democrat nominees have been fighting for in the past few months.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are known to have repeatedly held their support to get rid of fracking. Biden was even quoted saying that “there will be no place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking in the Biden administration.”

Furthermore, Biden also stated that he would make sure that fracking will be “eliminated” in his administration and said, “I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels.”

In relation to this, Harris also stated during a CNN town hall that she is also in favor of banning fracking.

These facts are contradicting to what the democratic nominee has stated in the recent vice presidential debate. The Democratic nominees have been known to fight against fracking. Meanwhile, Harris suddenly said that Biden would NOT ban fracking. 

“Joe Biden is the one who, during the Great Recession, was responsible for the Recovery Act that brought America back. And now, the Trump-Pence Administration wants to take credit when they rode the coattails of Joe Biden’s success for the economy… On the other hand, you have Donald Trump, who has reigned over a recession that is being compared to the Great Depression.”

Although, indeed, the economy was generally trending the right way under the Obama administration after they had the slowest economic recovery since World War II.

However, what Biden claimed that Obama’s administration left Trump a “booming economy” and that the Trump administration “caused the recession” is false, according to The New York Times. 

The New York Times gave an account that the American economy under the final years of Biden’s time as vice president was not “booming” and that the Trump administration has nothing to do with the pandemic recession.

In fact, under the administration of President Trump, the economy has accelerated growth from 2016. This was triggered by the fiscal stimulus of tax cuts and increased spending by the government together with the continued monetary stimulus coming from the Federal Reserve. 

However, the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States into recession, just like any other country in the world.

This is not the first time that Kamala Harris was caught giving false statements and misleading information. There are more accounts of her stating false claims as well, as published by other news websites.