Donald Trump’s campaign took a cheeky jab at Kamala Harris hours before her debate with Mike Pence last night, leaving a ticket for the late Tupac Shakur under the VP nominee’s name.
(This is not a joke and and was confirmed by Trump campaign senior adviser @JasonMillerinDC on a press call)
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 7, 2020
Apparently, the Commander In Chief’s senior campaign adviser, Jason Miller, is the person who made the statement:
.@JasonMillerinDC zings Harris at the end of the Trump campaign’s press call previewing the vp’s debate.
“We have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, Sen. Harris’ favorite rapper alive… I’m personally more of a Biggie fan, if he’s still alive, b we will have a ticket for Tupac.”
— Susan Crabtree Hennebury (@susancrabtree) October 7, 2020
This comes after Kamala Harris misspoke about Tupac (or flat out lied depending on who you ask) on a couple occasions.
Back in September, during an interview with Angela Rye, Harris said that Tupac, who was shot to death in 1996, is the “best rapper alive”.
Earlier this year in February, during an interview on The Breakfast Club, Harris was accused of lying after she stated that she used to smoke weed in college while listening to Tupac & Snoop Dogg. It turns out that Harris graduated from college from Howard University in 1986 – before Tupac or Snoop had started their musical careers. Whoops.
You told people you listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac while smoking weed back in college. Snoop Dogg and Tupac didn’t release any music until years after you graduated. But you like to pander. Just like “it was a debate”, you’d also say ‘I was campaigning’. You two are pro liars. pic.twitter.com/rHOfB8OQJR
— The Murder Hornet (@you_aintblack) September 18, 2020
Kamala Harris asked, who’s the best rapper alive?
She answers @2PAC
Then says “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”
Tries to think of another living rapper. “There’s some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.” pic.twitter.com/MZJ5FZC4qP
— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) September 25, 2020
So I guess one thing we can agree that the Trump administration does well is trolling. I mean reserving a seat for Tupac at the debates is just pure comedy regardless of your politics (I hope). I just wish Mike Pence (or Trump at the previous debate) had actually asked her about her weed-smoking habits and whether she still listens to Death Row artists while getting high.
No word yet on if Tupac showed up or not.
The craziest part about it all is that since the debate ended the only thing people are talking about is this ticket for Tupac and the fact a fly landed on Mike Pence’s head. What a time to be alive.