Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., may have gotten the cart before the horse, or she might have had what some are calling her “please clap” moment on Thursday. She was speaking to a crowd of supposed supporters and did not get a favorable response to the question about whether or not America is “ready for her to be their president.
Speaking at a town hall event in Reno, Nev., Harris told attendees she wanted to “engage in real talk” about the state of the 2020 race.
“In this election, in the last couple- I mean, maybe couple of months, certainly a few weeks, there’s this whole conversation that has been coming up about electability focused on our campaign,” Harris said. “Is America ready for that?”
Steve Guest tweeted this about the comments:
“Not a good sign for Kamala Harris.
When Harris asked if America was ready for her presidency, the crowd shouted, “no.”
America doesn’t want someone to be President who will destroy private healthcare, destroy the 2nd amendment, & regulate what you eat.”
Several audience members were then heard responding “No” throughout the room, with Harris visibly shocked by what she heard.
“Well, yes they are,” Harris told the crowd, sparking some laughter.
The exchange received some sarcasm on social media, many comparing it to the memorable moment from the 2016 election when former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Flor., urged a crowd at a campaign stop to “please clap.”
Harris has seen a dramatic decrease in the polls in recent weeks. In the latest Fox News poll, she received seven percent of support among likely Democratic voters while former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a double-digit lead with 29 percent while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has 18 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth Warren,
Do you think this is the beginning of the end for Harris?