Donald Trump Jr. Suffers Backlash After Questioning Kamala Harris' Race

The primary rivals of Senator Kamala Harris came to her defense over the weekend, pushing back against claims fueled by Donald Trump Jr. that she isn't an "American black."

During the Thursday night presidential debate, Harris pointedly challenged former Vice President Joe Biden's record on race. At one point, she noted she was the beneficiary of a busing program as a child in Berkeley, California.

“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public school, and she bused to school every day,” Harris said. “And that little girl was me. So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously. We have to act swiftly.”

On Twitter, Trump Jr. promoted a post questioning the racial identity of Harris. She was born a biracial child of a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California. 

"Kamala Harris is *not* an American black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican," the tweet shared by Trump Jr. said. He later deleted the post saying it was a misunderstanding and that “once he saw that folks were misconstruing the intent of his tweet, he quickly deleted it." 

Senators Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and former Vice President Joe Biden, among others, all came to Harris' defense, condemning the claims against her.

Source: DailyBeast

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