Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) once made waves following an appearance on Ellen, where she laughed hysterically after providing a disturbing answer to an innocent question about President Trump during a rapid-fire question session with host Ellen DeGeneres. Now that she is Joe Biden’s VP pick, this video footage is going viral.
At the time of the appearance, April 2018, Harris remained silent on her presidential aspirations, but she did answer a series of softball questions about her first celebrity crush, nicknames, and the most “rebellious” thing she did as a teenager.
Eventually, DeGeneres asked Harris, “If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?”
Harris gleefully replied, “Does one of us have to come out alive?” then burst into laughter. The audience also roared with laughter as DeGeneres clapped her hands in approval.
The video starts at the 7:54 mark so you can watch the specific part of the show for yourself:
Can you imagine the uproar that would ensue if this were a Republican participating in a similar joke about a Democrat rival? The outrage mob would be relentless.
Twitter users pondered if the joke would have been so joyfully received if the political parties were reversed:
— GITMO KAG2020 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) April 5, 2018
@KamalaHarris @SenKamalaHarris was on @TheEllenShow and cracked what was clearly a very funny joke to her and the host. Can you imagine an R senator having said something similar about then Pres @BarackObama ? https://t.co/uT3qRyzY1E
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) April 5, 2018
WATCH Kamala Harris joke about killing Trump, Pence and Sessions on Ellen… and everyone laughs.
Could you imagine what the reaction would be if any of those men said the same thing about her?!?! pic.twitter.com/eaZ23MveLD
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 6, 2018
This is the Democratic VP pick.
Now, try to imagine the consequences if a conservative would've say this about the other side pic.twitter.com/IMfNKeiWKz
— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) August 12, 2020
According to Breitbart, President Trump on Tuesday described Harris as the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” senator, referring to her behavior during the contentious hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“That was a horrible event,” Trump said. “I thought it was terrible for her, I thought it was terrible for our nation. She was the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful than anybody in the U.S. Senate.”
Trump said that Harris was “nasty” to Biden during the Democrat primaries.
“She was probably nastier than even Pocahontas to Joe Biden,” Trump added, referencing their tension during the primary debates. “It’s hard to pick someone that’s so disrespectful.”
It really doesn’t get any nastier than joking about killing the president of the United States. That joke is never funny, no matter who is in the White House.
However, there is a silver lining. Joe Biden picked an atrocious running mate, making Trump’s re-election chances stronger.