CNN Reporter Perfectly Shames Trump After He Repeatedly Calls Kamala Harris a 'Monster' in Bonkers Interview
Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) faced off Wednesday night in the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle.
While much more civil than the chaotic presidential debate last month, Pence still repeatedly interrupted Harris to the point that she had to reprimand him multiple times.
Never out of the spotlight for too long, President Donald Trump called into Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo's show Thursday morning where he began ranting about Senator Harris and her running mate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Trump even called Harris a monster.
Trump refers to Kamala Harris as "this monster" pic.twitter.com/hcnUpV8PBf
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 8, 2020
After making wild claims about Biden's mental fitness to serve as President, Trump said:
"And this monster that was onstage with Mike Pence, who destroyed her last night by the way, but this monster, she says 'No, no there won't be fracking, there won't be this.' Everything she says is a lie."
Trump, who's publicly called his women critics "dogs" and "horsefaces," was once again lobbing insults at a woman who challenged his administration. These insults went unchecked by Bartiromo.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reacted to Trump's words on air.
Watch @JimSciutto's reaction to Trump calling Kamala Harris a "monster:"
"My children sometimes watch this broadcast. I don't want them to hear that kind of language from the sitting president about a woman who is running for VP and is a sitting & elected member of the Senate." pic.twitter.com/4eJg6TjDR2
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 8, 2020
Sciutto admonished the President, saying:
"This is the sitting President making these allegations without basis, by the way, and without challenge. And using language that—goodness. My children sometimes watch this broadcast. I don't want them to hear that kind of language from the sitting president about a woman who is running for VP and is a sitting & elected member of the Senate."
People largely agreed that Trump's comments, while not unusual for him, were still completely unbecoming and dismissive of the Senator's place in history.
Kamala Harris made history last night as the first Black woman ever to represent a major national political party in a vice presidential debate.
This morning, Donald Trump called her a "monster." https://t.co/CAWrOFo45T
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 8, 2020
Trump refers to Sen. Kamala Harris as “this monster." There's no dog whistle, no disguising it, no wink or nod. The president almost exclusively uses this kind of disgusting language for Black women. https://t.co/uExG2ocnwI
— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) October 8, 2020
What a sick person Trump is. Devastatingly sad to wake up to a the rantings and ravings of a psychotic misogynistic man pretending to be a president. Kamala made our nation proud is exactly what America is all about! https://t.co/vargdKtqQw
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) October 8, 2020
Despite a limited vocabulary, Trump is never at a loss for pejoratives for black people. https://t.co/vvqkViSZB3
— KWANZA is voting early! (@kwanzer) October 8, 2020
He is not fit to be president of anything... please vote https://t.co/KHD5t6ntOn
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) October 8, 2020
I'm with 'the monster." Proudly so.
These are not the steroids speaking. The medicated Trump is the same as the non-medicated Trump: evil, nasty, vulgar, irresponsible, full of lies and hate. https://t.co/goTTYt05mX
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) October 8, 2020
People commended Sciutto for speaking out against Trump's words.
That kind of allyship brought tears to my eyes. That kind of truth telling is what we need so much more of. Thank you @jimsciutto
— Katie Bucklin (@katie_bucklin) October 8, 2020
Well said Jim!
— GO VOTE! Wear a mask! 🌊 (@Resist_and_Vote) October 8, 2020
Good for you, Jim. Time to speak up. Trump's despicable conduct must be called out.
— richard osborne (@rwoavon) October 8, 2020
The presidential election is November 3rd, but early voting has already started in a number of states.