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

  • “Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) mispronounced Sen. Kamala Harris’[18] name while speaking before President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia on Friday night. Emphasizing different syllables, Perdue said, “Kamala, Kamala, kamala-mala-mala—I don’t know—whatever.” The two have worked together in the Senate for nearly four years, presumably allowing him ample time to learn her name. The attack echoes Trump’s continued refusal to pronounce Harris’ name correctly.
  • “In July, Perdue’s campaign published a Facebook ad attacking Ossoff using an image of him with an enlarged nose. Ossoff is Jewish. The Republican’s campaign pulled the ad.”

ABC: Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s mispronunciation of Kamala Harris’ name draws outrage[19]

  • This is not the first time that Perdue has been criticized for racial or ethnic insensitivity. As referenced by the DSCC’s statement Friday, state Democrats slammed the Georgia Republican in late July after his campaign posted a Facebook fundraising ad[20] where Ossoff’s nose was slightly enlarged, an image the Jewish Senate hopeful called a “classic anti-Semitic trope.””

Associated Press: GOP senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally[21]

  • “Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing her name at a Georgia rally for President Donald Trump.”
  • “Perdue was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon when he referred to Harris as “KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.” The audience laughed.”
  • “Harris’ political opponents have repeatedly mispronounced her name since she became the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent on a national ticket. Democrats say the mispronunciations smack of racism.”

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References

  1. ^ “cheap, racist joke” (www.huffpost.com)
  2. ^ “derisively mispronouncing” (www.politico.com)
  3. ^ AJC: Perdue purposely flubs Kamala Harris’ name, drawing sharp criticism (www.ajc.com)
  4. ^ WATCH Good Morning America (twitter.com)
  5. ^ WATCH: FOX5 Atlanta: (twitter.com)
  6. ^ WATCH: WFXL Albany (twitter.com)
  7. ^ WATCH: CNN: GOP Senator deliberately mispronounces Harris’ name at Trump rally (www.cnn.com)
  8. ^ CNN: Georgia Republican senator willfully mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally (www.cnn.com)
  9. ^ forced to pull a digital ad (www.cnn.com)
  10. ^ Huffington Post: Sen. David Perdue Takes Racist Jab At Kamala Harris’s Name (www.huffpost.com)
  11. ^ Kamala Harris (www.huffpost.com)
  12. ^ Donald Trump (www.huffpost.com)
  13. ^ tight race (projects.fivethirtyeight.com)
  14. ^ Politico: David Perdue mocks Kamala Harris’ name in Trump rally warm up (www.politico.com)
  15. ^ NBC: Sen. Perdue appears to mock Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally (www.nbcnews.com)
  16. ^ was taken down (www.nbcnews.com)
  17. ^ Daily Beast: Sen. David Perdue Intentionally Butchers Sen. Kamala Harris’ Name at Trump Bash (www.thedailybeast.com)
  18. ^ Sen. Kamala Harris’ (www.thedailybeast.com)
  19. ^ ABC: Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s mispronunciation of Kamala Harris’ name draws outrage (abcnews.go.com)
  20. ^ posted a Facebook fundraising ad (abcnews.go.com)
  21. ^ Associated Press: GOP senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally (apnews.com)
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