Kamala tries to tango with Trump all night, trips all over herself

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Looking to separate herself from a crowded field, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., began Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate with a smarmy attack on President Donald Trump, throwing in a backhanded jab at Fox News.

Harris used her opening statement in the party’s third debate to pit herself against Trump more so than those on stage with her, speaking directly to him because “we all know he’s watching.”

The California lawmaker did her best to tap into the Obama aura with self-righteous lecturing that had little to do with facts and featured plenty of projecting.

“President Trump, you’ve spent the last two and a half years full-time trying to sow hate and division among us, and that is why we’ve got nothing done,” she said. “You have used hate, intimidation, fear, and over 12,000 lies as a way to distract from your failed policies and your broken promises.”

 

Staying true to the Democratic Party narrative, the candidate brought up the indictment of Trump in her prepared statement, declaring him guilty of committing crimes.

“The only reason you’ve not been indicted is because there was a memo in the Department of Justice that says a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime,” she added. “But here’s what you don’t get. What you don’t get is that the American people are so much better than this and we know that the vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us, regardless of our race, where we live, or the party with which we’re registered to vote.”

Part of the cabal that has spent the last two and a half years tearing at the very fabric of America with their hateful intolerance of anyone who doesn’t think as they do, Harris then tried to end on a message of unity.

“I plan on focusing on our common issues, our common hopes and desires,” Harris said. “And in that way unifying our country, winning this election and turning the page for America.”

Closing with a line designed to appeal to the room, she condescendingly dismissed President Trump, while taking a cheap shot at the network the progressive left loves to hate.

“And now President Trump, you can go back to watching Fox News,” she concluded, drawing hearty applause from the liberal audience.

The problem with Harris trying to be the female version of Barack Obama in 2020 is that the former president was very likable and she is not.

Before engaging in the scripted attack on Trump, Harris said she planned to talk about her plans for “the problems that keep you up at night.” What she doesn’t seem to get is that what keeps many awake at night is the very idea that she could one day sit in the White House as commander in chief.

A social media user captured what may be the best response to the opening statement.

“BREAKING: The senator from California whose people are crapping in the streets is lecturing America with snark,” the tweet began.

Here’s a quick sampling of other responses from Twitter:

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