Video: Kamala Harris Gaslights Reporters After Seen Laughing and Saying “Well Said” to Supporter Who Called President Trump “Mentally Retarded”

(UPDATE AT END) Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) at a campaign stop in New Hampshire Friday laughed in agreement while saying, “Well said…well said” to a supporter who called President Trump “mentally retarded”. On Saturday, Harris gaslighted reporters questioning her about the incident. Harris did not apologize, saying, “Let me just be really clear. I would never condone that kind of language being spoken by anybody about anybody.” She also told one reporter she did not hear the supporter’s comment.

Video from Friday:

Harris laughed out loud, as did the audience of Harris supporters who laughed and clapped at the “mentally retarded” comment.


NBC News reporter Vaughn Hillyard asked Harris on Saturday about the incident. Harris went on and on but never apologized.

Note that Hillyard asked Harris point blank if she regretted saying, “well said” to the supporter’s “mentally retarded” comment and that Harris did not deny saying it, nor did she deny hearing the comment.

In contrast, Harris told CBS News reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns she did not hear the reporter call Trump mentally retarded. Harris was looking right at the man who was speaking through a microphone but was close enough to hear without it.


Screen images show how agitated and animated Harris was speaking to Hillyard as she locked eyes while gaslighting him.

UPDATE: Harris posted a statement to Twitter, “When my staff played the video from my town hall yesterday, it was upsetting. I didn’t hear the words the man used in that moment, but if I had I would’ve stopped and corrected him. I’m sorry. That word and others like it aren’t acceptable. Ever.”

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