The 24 Lies Kamala Harris Told At Last Night’s Debate

Before we get into the lies, which were painfully easy to spot, an observation: I notice from watching social media while the Vice Presidential debate was going on last night that while nobody really seems to like Kamala Harris, the people who seem to have the most visceral dislike for her are women.

At the risk of an overgeneralization, women pick up on different things than men. Women have a higher emotional IQ than men, so that’s not surprising. They read body language better and pay it more attention.

Kamala Harris’ body language isn’t good. While Mike Pence often looks a little like an animated statue; his movements are very placid and he’s extremely still – it wouldn’t be unfair to say that Pence exhibits very little body language at all – Harris, on the other hand, is a waterfall of body language, almost all of it off-putting.

She flashes this very hostile smirk incessantly. She does the “I won’t be lectured to” Basic Bitch pose which comes off as entirely disrespectful and ugly. She has this wild expression in her eyes which comes off almost as a tell that she’s lying. She’s insincere, and she’s insecure, like she knows she conned her way to where she is. She’s looking for something to be offended by and seems to pounce on such opportunities.

As a guy, I’m just focused on the substance you’ll see below. But female friends I talked to all said they couldn’t even get to the substance because they were so turned off by her attitude and demeanor. Two judgements popped out among most: first, that they could absolutely tell she had slept her way up, which seems like a mean thing to say but it makes sense as it fits with the insincerity and insecurity and hair-trigger offense she shows; and second, that they see her as that woman in the office or the social circle who abuses what power she has in the relationships therein.

One said “Harris is that female boss who doesn’t belong there and acts like she’s a queen, and all the employees hate her and want new jobs.”

It’s not surprising that in the Democrat primaries, where the female vote is what governs, Kamala Harris was a lead balloon. Even before you get to ideological issues or matters of substance she was already doomed just based on her presentation.

But on the substance, it’s worse. These actually came from the Trump campaign, but they meshed pretty well with the list I’d written down so I just figured I’d crib from their work…

HARRIS: “The president said [coronavirus] was a hoax.”

FACT: Harris repeated a frequent lie from the Biden campaign that has been debunked by at least 8 fact checkers; President Trump never called the coronavirus a hoax.

  • The Washington Post gave Biden’s campaign 4 Pinocchios for making this claim.
  • The Associated Press: “Biden distorts Trump’s words on virus ‘hoax.’”
  • CNN: “Biden ad misleadingly suggests Trump called Covid-19 a ‘hoax’.”
  • PolitiFact: “Biden’s video is inaccurate. We rate it False.”
  • “Trump said that when he used the word “hoax,” he was referring to Democrats finding fault with his administration’s response to coronavirus, not the virus itself.”
  • Check Your Fact: Trump “did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax.”
  • Lead Stories: “Trump Did NOT Call Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ Or ‘Political Conspiracy.”
  • Snopes: “Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax.”


HARRIS: “And in spite of all of that, today, they still don’t have a plan. They still don’t have a plan” on coronavirus.

FACT: President Trump and his Administration have taken swift action on the coronavirus from the beginning, leading a whole of government response to the pandemic.

  • In January, President Trump formed the Coronavirus Task Force and suspended travel with China.
  • According to Dr. Fauci, the Trump Administration “acted very, very early” to combat the spread of the virus and did not delay in putting in place mitigation strategies.
  • On February 11, top Biden coronavirus advisor Ron Klain admitted the Trump Administration was “far from doing nothing.”
  • Even Democrat governors like Andrew Cuomo praised the Trump Administration’s response: “What the federal government did, working with states, was a phenomenal accomplishment.”
  • The Trump Administration completely overhauled the old and outdated testing system and replaced it with an innovative new testing strategy to meet the country’s needs.
  • The United States leads the world in coronavirus testing, with more than 100 million tests completed and more than three million available per day.
  • “We needed a significant amount of the supply chain from the administration to allow us to at least double testing in New Jersey,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D). “We got it… they’re helping us out.”
  • President Trump used the Defense Production Act dozens of times to expand coronavirus testing technologies and capacity.
  • President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed to guarantee that the American people are first in line for a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine—at no cost—as soon as one is developed.
  • The Trump Administration announced an historic deal with Pfizer to secure 100 million doses of a vaccine—with nearly half a billion more to potentially follow—as soon as it is successfully approved and manufactured.
  • Multiple coronavirus vaccines are now in their final stages of development—an “impressive” accomplishment, according to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.


HARRIS: “We now know because of great investigative journalism that Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes.”

FACT: Harris is wrong; President Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes in 2016 and 2017.

HARRIS: “And through a plan that is about investing in infrastructure, something that Donald Trump said he would do. I remember hearing about some infrastructure week, I don’t think it ever happened.”

FACT: President Trump released an infrastructure plan more than two years ago, and has repeatedly called on Congress to invest trillions in our infrastructure and included proposals in his budget to do just that.

HARRIS: “On the other hand, you have Donald Trump, who measures the strength of the economy based on how rich people are doing. Which is why he passed a tax bill benefiting the top 1 percent and the biggest corporations of America…”

FACT: This claim is false and has repeatedly been debunked by fact-checkers and even The New York Times.

  • President Trump’s tax cuts have helped Americans at every income level, including the middle class and lower-income Americans.
  • The average American saved over $1,250 as a result of President Trump’s tax cuts, and the average family of four saw a tax cut of $2,000.
  • IRS data shows that Americans with income between $50,000 and $100,000 saw twice as much of a drop in their annual taxes compared to Americans with incomes over $1 million.
  • The Trump tax cuts are projected to create more than 1.2 million full-time jobs.
  • President Trump’s tax cuts created more than 8,700 opportunity zones which spurred $75 billion in new investments in disadvantaged communities.
  • The Council of Economic Advisers projects that 1 million people can potentially be lifted out of poverty due to these new investments.
  • More than 14 million small business owners took advantage of the new deduction for pass-through businesses.
  • The Trump tax cuts doubled the child tax credit for hardworking families.


HARRIS: “And the truth and the fact is, Joe Biden has been very clear, he will not raise taxes on anybody who makes less than $400,000 a year.”

FACT: Biden’s $4 trillion tax hike will raise taxes on 82 percent of Americans, including those making less than $400,000.


HARRIS: “The American people know that Joe Biden will not ban fracking. That is a fact. That is a fact.”

FACT: Biden repeatedly expressed support for wiping out fracking, the fossil fuel industry, and the jobs they support.

  • Biden admitted during a debate last year that there would be “no place” for fossil fuels, including fracking, in a Biden presidency, and that fossil fuels would be “eliminated.”
  • Biden agreed with a supporter in January that fracking needed to be “stopped.”
  • Biden said in February that he wants to “phase out” fossil fuels such as fracking.
  • In March, Biden exclaimed “so am I!” after Bernie Sanders said he was campaigning on “stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can.”
  • Last year, Biden pledged to a supporter that he would “end” fossil fuels.
  • Biden said he would “sacrifice” “hundreds of thousands” of fossil fuel jobs in pursuit of his anti-energy agenda.
  • Kamala Harris wants to eliminate all fracking, saying “there’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking.”


HARRIS: “Joe Biden is the one who, during the Great Recession, was responsible for the Recovery Act that brought America back. And now, the Trump-Pence Administration wants to take credit when they rode the coattails of Joe Biden’s success for the economy that they had at the beginning of their term.”

FACT: Biden oversaw the slowest economic “recovery” since the Great Depression, leaving behind millions of hard-working Americans.

  • Joe Biden’s economic recovery was a once-in a century failure: he’s even said so himself.
  • Biden has admitted that many Americans “were left behind” during his recovery.
  • The New York Times even rated this claim “false” when Biden made it, saying “the economy was not ‘booming’ in the final year of Mr. Biden’s time as vice president.”


HARRIS: “And of course now the economy is a complete disaster.”

FACT: Before the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s pro-growth policies created millions of good-paying jobs and saw record historically low unemployment rates.

  • Through the first three years of the Trump Administration, the U.S. economy saw nearly 7.3 million new jobs, higher growth, and a record setting stock market.
  • Workers saw higher wages, lower taxes, record low unemployment rates, and a thriving labor market.
  • 6.6 million Americans were lifted out of poverty and millions were lifted off food stamps.
  • In just five months, the economy has already recovered over 11.4 million jobs, over half the jobs lost due to the pandemic.


HARRIS: “You have Donald Trump who is in court right now trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which means that you will lose protections if you have pre-existing conditions.”

FACT: President Trump has fought and vowed to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.


HARRIS: “The Vice President earlier referred to what he thinks is an accomplishment that the president’s trade war with China. He lost that trade war. You lost it.”

FACT: President Trump is standing up to China’s unfair trade practices and has achieved results for American workers and businesses, while Biden’s trade policies with China cost millions of jobs.


HARRIS: “We are in a manufacturing recession because of it.”

FACT: Before the pandemic hit, American manufacturing was growing and adding jobs thanks to the President’s pro-growth policies.

  • The economy added 510,000 new manufacturing jobs between President Trump’s Election and February 2020.
  • In 2018, the U.S. added 264,000 new manufacturing jobs, the best one-year total in 21 years.
  • The U.S. has added more than 13,000 factories under President Trump.
  • During the Obama-Biden Administration, the United states lost 192,000 manufacturing jobs.
  • During the Trump Administration’s first 37 months, manufacturing production grew at a rate 11 times greater than the last 37 months under the Obama-Biden Administration.


HARRIS: “[The Obama-Biden Administration] created within the White House an office that basically was responsible for monitoring pandemics. [The Trump-Pence Administration] got rid of it.”

FACT: This is false; President Trump did not get rid of the National Security Council’s pandemic response team


  • Multiple former National Security Council officials have said the story that White House pandemic response team staffers were fired is false.
  • Former NSC Senior Director Tim Morrison said the claim that President Trump fired these staffers was “total garbage.”
  • Former NSC staffer Richard Goldberg said that the supposed fired staffers are “still there” at the White House “working hard.”
  • Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said “claims that streamlining” at the NSC “impaired our nation’s bio defense are false.”
  • USA Today debunked this claim: “Trump didn’t fire its members. Some resigned, and others moved to different units on the National Security Council.”


HARRIS: “[Trump] has referred to our men who are serving in our military as suckers and losers.”

FACT: At least 14 officials who were on the trip to France with President Trump have gone on the record to refute the anonymous sources and allegations in The Atlantic article.

HARRIS: “Look at the Iran nuclear deal which now has put us in a position where we are less safe because they are building up what might end up being a significant nuclear arsenal.”

FACT: Harris’ claim is false; the Obama-Biden Administration’s deal left Iran with a path to a nuclear weapon.


HARRIS: “Donald Trump is in court right now trying to get rid of the affordable care act. And I said it before and it bears repeating, this means that there will be no more protection, if they win, for people with pre-existing conditions. This means that over 20 million people will lose your coverage.”

FACT: Harris’ claim has been called “misleading,” and President Trump has said he will always protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, even if Obamacare is struck down.

  • On September 24th, President Trump signed an Executive Order making it the official policy of the federal government to protect those with pre-existing conditions.


HARRIS: “And Donald Trump when asked about it said there were ‘fine people’ on both sides.”

FACT: This is an often-repeated lie that Joe Biden has made; President Trump specifically condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville.

Plus, there’s a video. Everything Trump said in this video about Charlottesville was spot on and it is an absolute disgrace that the media and the Democrat Party continues to push this “white supremacist” lie…


HARRIS: “I was the first statewide officer to institute a requirement that my agents would wear body cameras and keep them on full-time”

FACT: As California’s Attorney General, Harris did not mandate body cameras statewide.

  • In 2015, Harris said that she did not believe in statewide standards for police body cameras.
  • Harris’ requirement did not apply to local police officers, and she said the decision should be left up to local agencies.


HARRIS: “Public reporting that Russia had bounties on the heads of American soldiers. And you know what a bounty is? It’s somebody puts a price on your head, and they pay it if you’re killed.” 

FACT: Top military and intelligence officials have strongly emphasized that the reporting of bounties is unproven.

  • In July, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said: “All the defense intel agencies have been unable to corroborate that report.”
  • In September, General Frank McKenzie Commander of U.S Central Command said that when it comes to evidence about bounties being placed on the heads of American service members “I just haven’t seen it.”
  • Regardless, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia that there would be “an enormous price to pay” if any such bounties existed.

HARRIS: “In 1864 … Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election, and it was 27 days before the election. And a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln’s party was in charge not only of the White House but of the Senate. But Honest Abe said that it’s not the right thing to do.”

FACT: Lincoln didn’t nominate a Supreme Court Justice because the Senate was out of session and he was concerned about the political consequences of a nomination. It wasn’t because Lincoln thought the vacancy should wait.


HARRIS: “You know this administration took the word ‘science’ off the website?”

FACT: The word “science” was not scrubbed from U.S. government websites by the Trump Administration.

  • NBC News fact-checked Harris’ claim as not true.


HARRIS: “Let’s talk about packing.”

FACT: Harris avoided answering whether a Biden-Harris administration would pack the Supreme Court, something that she previously said she was open to.

  • Harris previously said she was willing to ignore historical precedent and pack the Supreme Court with liberal Justices.
  • Harris: “I’m open to this conversation about extending the number of people in the United States Supreme Court.”
  • Joe Biden has also refused to reject the idea.
  • Biden: “It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question.”
  • Biden: “I’m not gonna get into that.”
  • Biden: “I know you’re going to be upset with my answer, but … if I were to say yes or no to that, that becomes a big issue. That’s the headline here.”
  • Biden’s silence directly contradicts what he said for decades, when he denounced court-packing as a “bonehead idea,” a “power grab,” and “damaging.


HARRIS: “Last week, the President of the United States took to a debate stage in front of 70 million Americans and refused to condemn white supremacists.”

FACT: This completely false and assertions that President Trump has refused to condemn white supremacists has previously been debunked.

  • President Trump directly said “I’m prepared to do it” when asked to condemn white supremacists at the first debate.
  • President Trump has repeatedly and specifically denounced white supremacists and racist hate groups.
  • March 2016: Asked if he would denounce white supremacists, then-Candidate Trump said “of course.”
  • August 2017: “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
  • August 2017: “The neo-Nazis and the white nationalists … they should be condemned totally.”
  • August 2019: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”


HARRIS: “We are 27 days before the decision about who will be the next president of the United States . . . And so Joe has been very clear, as the American people are, let the American people fill that seat in the White House, and then we’ll fill that seat on the United States Supreme Court.”

FACT: In 2016, Biden tried to push through the nomination of Merrick Garland despite it being an election year.

  • Biden claimed he would have gone “forward with the confirmation process” of a Supreme Court nominee “even a few months before a presidential election . . . just as the Constitution requires.”
  • Biden argued that the Senate has an “obligation” to engage in the Constitutional process of “advice and consent” in an election year.
  • Biden said it would set a “dangerous precedent” not to give a Supreme Court nominee a vote.



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