GOP senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing her name at a Georgia rally for President Donald Trump.

Perdue was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon when he referred to Harris as “KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.” The audience laughed.

A spokesperson for Perdue said the first-term senator “didn’t mean anything by it.”

Harris’ political opponents have repeatedly mispronounced her name since she became the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent on a national ticket. Democrats say the mispronunciations smack of racism. Her first name is pronounced “KAH’-mah-lah” — or, as she explains in her biography, “‘comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark.“

Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence are among the top Republicans who have repeatedly mispronounced it. A few Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have said it

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Kamala Harris: Faith Values Bind Us Together, Joe Biden Will Restore Them in Our Public Life

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press/Deseret News

Editor’s note: The Deseret News has invited both vice presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, to speak directly to Utahns and the nation in this forum. To read exclusive commentary by Vice President Pence, click here.

When my sister Maya and I were growing up, we lived two doors down from Regina and Arthur Shelton, a wonderful couple who ran a day care and after-school program out of their home. Because our mother was raising us mostly on her own, and was still at work when we came home from school in the afternoons, we would go straight to the Sheltons’ house. Mrs. Shelton became a second mother to us. We became family to each other.

Maya and I loved singing in the children’s choir at the 23rd Avenue Church of God. On Sundays, our mother would get us dressed

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Kamala Harris attends virtual fundraiser hosted by execs at real estate giant Related Companies

  • Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday took part in a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
  • The hosts included Harvey Spevak, the executive chairman of fitness company Equinox Group, and Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau.
  • With Election Day 18 days away, the Biden campaign is riding momentum from a massive fundraising haul in the third quarter.



a person wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2020.


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Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2020.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris took part in a big-money fundraiser Friday that was hosted by real estate investment giant Related Companies and the executive chairman of fitness company Equinox.

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The event featuring Harris, a California senator, comes on the heels of the Joe Biden campaign’s massive third-quarter fundraising haul.

The hosts included Harvey Spevak, the executive chairman of Equinox, and

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