MSNBC 19 Nov 2020

Obama's Advice For Kamala Harris: 'Follow Your Instincts And Follow Your Values'


President Obama says both women and people of color are forced to confront "profound" challenges in society, and "women of color have to deal with both." He tells Jonathan Capehart his advice for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the same he offered to President-elect Joe Biden: "When you go to bed at night be confident that you're doing everything you can to try to unify the country." Aired on 11/19/2020.

President Trump slammed Kamala Harris's debate performance this week, saying she "did not do well the other night."

Trump previously called Harris "a monster" during an interview the day after her debate.
Kamala Harris joins Brian Williams and blasts Trump for failing to condemn white supremacists in chaotic, wild debate performance. Aired on 09/29/2020.
President-elect Joe Biden told Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that "like it or not, you're family -- you've become an honorary Biden, there's no way out."
Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dodged and weaved their way through a largely cordial debate on Wednesday night in Utah that was low on fireworks and heavy on policy.

Debate moderator Susan Page was able to keep the candidates in check. While there were a few interruptions, there was nothing close to the verbal hectoring that defined President Trump's outing against Democratic nominee Joe Biden last week.

But Page wasn't always able to get straight answers out of the elusive vice presidential candidates, who filibustered and changed topics rather than responding to the questions that were given to them.

Pence wouldn't say whether it was irresponsible for the White House to have held a Rose Garden ceremony that appears to have been a super-spreader event that may have sickened the president and many others with the coronavirus. Harris wouldn't say whether the Biden administration would impose onerous new lockdowns or a federal mask mandate to battle the coronavirus.

Neither candidate would answer when asked if they'd had discussions about safeguards and procedures if Trump, 74, or Biden, 77, were to become incapacitated in the White House.

Harris declined to account for her past support for the Green New Deal. Pence wouldn't say if climate change represents an existential threat.

And Pence dodged on how far he'd like to go in rolling back abortion rights, while Harris declined to answer when asked if she supports lifting all restrictions on abortions.

"Isn't this information the voters deserve?," an exasperated Page asked at one point.

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