Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will square off during the first and only vice presidential debate on Wednesday (Oct. 7) evening on the campus of the University of Utah. Presumably, the current VP will have to defend Donald Trump’s record, including his own mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic since Pence is the leader of White House task force on the disease.
And now, to muddy the waters, the Trump campaign announced earlier today that they’re actually holding a debate seat open for Tupac Shakur. You read that right, the legendary rapper who has been deceased since 1996 whom Harris has previously said was her “favorite rapper alive.”
“I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris’ favorite rapper alive,” said Trump/Pence re-election campaign senior adviser Jason Miller on a media call discussing the debate details. “I don’t know if he shows up. I’m personally more of a Biggie fan, if he’s still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur.”
That said, Jemele Hill, a high-profile sports journalist who is well known for her Twitter clapbacks particularly against Trump, had the best response to a Daily Caller reporter who tweeted about the campaign’s latest stunt.
“Senator Kamala Harris isn’t the czar of hip hop, but Mike Pence is in charge of the coronavirus response and 211,000 Americans are dead. Y’all tell me which is more significant,” Hill quote tweeted after the reporter tweeted, “The Trump campaign is leaving a ticket for Tupac Shakur at tonight’s VP debate because Kamala Harris called him her favorite rapper alive.”
In support of Harris’ vice presidential debate tonight, Joe Biden senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre weighed in on the chatter by tweeting a video of Kamala Harris stepping off of airplanes numerous times and the caption, “She ready.”