Senator Perdue “Under Fire” After He “Intentionally Flubbed” Senator Harris’ Name at Trump Rally – Democratic Party of Georgia

CNN: Georgia Republican senator willfully mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally[8]

  • “It’s not the first time during this campaign that Perdue has been accused of discrimination against a Democrat. Perdue was criticized in June when his campaign was forced to pull a digital ad[9] attacking Ossoff, which showed the Democrat’s nose enlarged, a hallmark of an anti-Semitic trope.

Huffington Post: Sen. David Perdue Takes Racist Jab At Kamala Harris’s Name[10]

  • “Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia resorted to cheap, racist jokes about Sen. Kamala Harris[11]’s name while warming up the crowd at President Donald Trump[12]’s campaign rally Friday evening.”
  • “‘Ka-MA-la, KA-ma-la, Kamala-mala-mala. I don’t know, whatever,’ Perdue, who’s in a tight race[13] for his Senate seat, said in Macon, Georgia, according to several reporters at the rally.”
  • Perdue, who’s been Harris’s colleague in the Senate for years, might benefit from listening to these children explain how to pronounce her name, which they did in a video for her 2016 Senate run.”

Politico: David Perdue mocks Kamala Harris’ name in Trump rally warm up[14]

  • “Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday, derisively mispronouncing the Democratic vice presidential candidate’s name during a campaign rally in Georgia.”
  • “Mispronouncing Harris’ first name has become a common attack within the Trump camp. The president routinely does so in a mocking way during his political rallies, even though he has correctly said it in less rowdy settings. Perdue and Harris (D-Calif.) have served together in the Senate since 2017.”

NBC: Sen. Perdue appears to mock Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally[15]

  • “Sen. David Perdue, at a Georgia campaign rally for President Donald Trump, on Friday appeared to intentionally mock the first name of Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris. At the Macon rally, Perdue, R-Ga., pronounced Harris’ name as: “Kamala, or Kamala, Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know,” with various emphasis on parts of the name, video showed.”
  • “Perdue in July faced criticism for a digital campaign ad featuring a manipulated picture of Ossoff, who is Jewish, with an enlarged nose. The ad was taken down[16].

Daily Beast: Sen. David Perdue Intentionally Butchers Sen. Kamala Harris’ Name at Trump Bash[17]

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