AceShowbiz - Kamala Harris came into a clash with Charlamagne Tha God during a TV interview. The vice president forcefully defended President Joe Biden when the host asked her whether he or Sen. Joe Manchin is the "real" president of the United States.
The tense exchange was captured in a clip from Comedy Central's "Tha God's Honest Truth", which aired on Friday, December 17. "So, who is the real president of this country, is it Joe Manchin or Joe Biden, Madam Vice President?" Charlamagne Tha God asked Harris in the video.
The radio host was referring to Biden's agenda which remains stalled in part because of the West Virginia Democrat. Immediately after the question was asked, an aide was heard saying off-camera, "I'm sorry I interrupted, but I don't think the vice president can hear you."
"She can hear me," Charlamagne said, as the voice at the other end of the teleconference was speaking. Charlamagne later turned and said to someone off-camera, "They're acting like she can't hear me."
When Harris finally answered, she fired back at his question, "Come on Charlegmagne, it's Joe Biden." Charlamagne Tha God retorted, "I can't tell sometimes," which was quickly cut by Harris, "… no, no, no, no, no … no-no-no-no … it's Joe Biden."
"And don't start talking like a Republican about asking whether or not he's president," she angrily reminded him. With her finger pointing at Charmalagne during the teleconference, she stressed, "It's Joe Biden, and I'm vice president, and my name's Kamala Harris."
She continued to mention a list of accomplishments she believes the Biden administration has achieved. "And the reality is because we are in office, we do things like the child tax credit, which is going to reduce Black child poverty by 50 percent," the VP said. "We do things that are about saying that our Department of Justice is going to do these investigations and require that we end chokeholds and have body cameras."
Harris, however, acknowledged the "frustration" felt among Americans who say those achievements are not enough. "Ok, so I hear the frustration, but let's not deny the impact that we've had and agree also that there is a whole lot more work to be done and it is not easy to do. But we will not give up and I will not give up," she promised.