Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden referred to Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) husband, Doug Emhoff, as “Kamala’s wife” during an interview on Monday with a local news station.
In an interview with NBC 5 DFW, Biden responded to a question about the type of effort that his campaign was making in the state during the final week of campaigning.
“Well, we put a major effort into Texas to begin with—eight days to go, uh, and, uh—the Lone Star State has a shot of becoming blue again,” Biden said. “You know, uh, we have 17 battleground states across the country and we’re not losing focus on securing, uh, uh, the many pathways to 270.”
“But my wife Jill, as you know, and Doug Emhoff, uh, Kamala’s wife, are there,” Biden continued.
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Biden’s comment comes after he appeared to refer to President Donald Trump as “George” during an interview this week, which many claimed was a reference to former President George W. Bush. Others noted that Biden, in making the comment, was responding to a question from co-host George Lopez, which led Biden supporters to claim that Biden was referring to George Lopez, and not the former president.
Partial transcript from Biden’s interview with George Lopez:
George Lopez: “So, so, you know that 50 million people have already voted, which I think is inspiring for the country. You know, Joe, there’s gonna be eight days left, they wanted me to ask you, I want to know, like if someone is undecided or maybe… maybe thinking about not voting, why should they vote and why should they vote for you?”
Joe Biden: “Well, first of all, the reason they should vote is that there’s a lot on the ballot this year. I mean, this is the most consequential… Not because I’m running but because of who I’m running against. This is the most consequential election in a long, long, long time. And the character of the country in my view is literally on the ballot, what kind of country are we going to be. Four more years of George uh… George, we’re going to find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we are going to be in a different world. And so… The reason I think people should be voting is out of their own self-interest right now, because look, you know, everything is at stake from the environment to our health. You heard what his, his, his chief of staff —”
Jill Biden: “Climate change.”
Joe Biden: “That’s what I’m talking about, the environment, climate change. The whole notion that you know, our country’s at an inflection point. The way every single one of us votes right now is going to determine the future for a long time. Not just for four years but well beyond that. And all these crises we’re seeing today. All the chaos, this hardship and suffering. It didn’t have to be this way. All this anger, division, and hate. You know in your bones, this is not who we are. Together we can change this. We’re the United States of America. Character counts, truth matters. Hard work, having a plan to bring people together to get things done is the only way forward in my opinion. It’s how hard-working people across the country have always lived their lives. It’s how we come out of these hard times. Now, as a nation. Beating the virus… We can create millions of jobs, we can build back a lot better than we are, than we have been. I’m running to unite the country, bottom line.”
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