Donald Trump Jr. Reposts, Then Deletes Tweet Attacking Kamala Harris’s Racial Identity

HeadlineJul 01, 2019

In more news from last week’s 2020 Democratic debate, Democrats are condemning Donald Trump Jr. after he retweeted an “alt-right” personality during Thursday night’s debate who attacked Senator Kamala Harris’s identity as a black American, writing, “Kamala Harris is not an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. … Harris’ family were actually slave owners.”

Don Jr. reposted the tweet, adding, “Is this true? Wow.” He deleted the tweet later that night after coming under fire. On Saturday, Joe Biden, who clashed with Harris at the debate over his checkered track record on race, tweeted, “The same forces of hatred rooted in 'birtherism' that questioned @BarackObama’s American citizenship, and even his racial identity, are now being used against Senator @KamalaHarris.” Birtherism was widely promoted by Donald Trump while he was campaigning for president.

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