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Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy

Posted On: Aug 13, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy about Kamala Harris' eligibility to be president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.
Speaking from the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.”
The conspiracy is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland, California, and is eligible to be president under the constitutional requirements. The question is not even considered complex, according to lawyers who have reviewed her circumstances.
“Full stop, end of story, period, exclamation point,” said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School. “Let's just be honest about what it is: It's just...

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