PRESIDENT Donald Trump mocked Senator Kamala Harris on Monday after he laughed at a question about socialism on 60 Minutes.
At a campaign rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Trump brought up her interview that aired on Sunday night.President Donald Trump asked supporters on Monday if they saw Senator Kamala Harris' 60 Minutes interviewCredit: AP:Associated Press Harris laughed when asked if she was a socialist by anchor Norah O'DonnellCredit: CBS
Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, was told by anchor Norah O'Donnell: “You’re considered the most liberal United States senator.”
The anchor mentioned Harris’ support of the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, and the legalization of marijuana – all of which that Joe Biden has yet to back.
Harris said she would always share her perspective with Biden, and O’Donnell asked, “And is that a socialist or progressive perspective?”
After a baffled look on Harris’ face, she bursts out laughing, saying: “No.”Harris burst out laughing at the questioning in the interview that aired on SundayCredit: CBS
“No. It is the perspective of a woman who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor, who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of 19 from India. Who also, you know, likes hip hop," she said.
Trump on Monday brought up the interview to his crowd of supporters.
"Kamala Harris," he said to boos from the audience.
"Did you see her last night on television with the laugh? Ha ha ha."
Trump said she was laughing at a "horrible question about her."
"She just laughed, she found it so funny," the president said.
He then went on to call Harris the "most liberal senator by far" – even "more liberal" than Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont.
"Ha ha ha that's so funny, she kept laughing, I said, 'Is there something wrong with her, too?'" Trump said.
The president claimed Harris "kept laughing at very serious questions."
"She will not be the first woman president, you can't let that happen," Trump said.
"But how about this – they ask me, she says, 'Are you ready for tough questions,'" referring to his own 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl.
"I thought she was kidding," he said. "I said, 'Just treat me–' no, no, no. This is tough questions."
"I said, let's see what oyu have, and it was just question, question, kill, they're always going for the kill.
"Then did you see the interview with him? Oh it was so soft," Trump said, claiming 60 Minutes went easy on Biden.
Trump stormed out of his own interview as they filmed it last week because he seemingly did not like the questions he was being asked.
He posted an unedited version of his interview before it aired on CBS, claiming Americans should compare Stahl’s “constant interruptions and anger” with his “full, flowing, and ‘magnificently brilliant’ answers.”
Nearly 60million Americans have already voted in the Biden-Trump election – surpassing the number of early votes cast in the 2016 election.
With just eight days to go until Election Day, voters have been trying to avoid crowded places on November 3 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kamala Harris busts out laughing when asked if she has a socialist perspective on 60 Minutes