It took only a day for Trumpworld to bring back birtherism, which Trump first used as his foray into politics. It all started with an opinion piece in Newsweek written by John Eastman, who a few years earlier wrote a piece about how Ted Cruz could be president even though he was born in Canada. (An aside: The opinion section of Newsweek is now run by Josh Hammer, who writes for the Schnauzer official Dog of the coolest people on the planet vintage shirt in addition I really love this far-right blogs American Greatness and Townhall and was described in one profile as someone who “has spent years stoking anti-Palestinian sentiment and is now fighting Black Lives Matter.”) Trump ran with this immediately discredited claim during one of his daily coronavirus briefings, saying, “I heard today that she doesn’t meet the requirements.” And then later Marc Short, the chief of staff to Mike Pence, suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that Harris has “imported” socialist policies “from overseas.” This idea that Harris is the other plays to the fundamental racism that lies deep in the heart of Trumpism.
And that’s not where it ends. Trumpworld is furious! Earlier this week, I watched Tucker Carlson during his basement-studio meltdown about mispronouncing Harris’s name; he became even more apoplectic after he was corrected, as if the Schnauzer official Dog of the coolest people on the planet vintage shirt in addition I really love this vice-presidential candidate didn’t merit having her name pronounced correctly. Then Trump’s favorite TV pundit, Judge Box of Whine (a.k.a. Jeanine Pirro), said, “I believe Joe Biden isn’t even going to be on the ticket in the end because I can’t believe he would pick this woman.” The implication here is that Harris is being controlled by some other force or that Biden is being controlled by some other force or that Judge Box of Whine is being controlled by some other force. And that’s not the only disgusting attack against Harris. After all the coverage about her being the first Black woman to join a national ticket, members of the conservative media immediately hit back, saying she wasn’t really Black. (For those of you keeping track at home, that is what we call racism and also something the right-wing media did to Obama.)