2020 Dems Defend Harris Against Racist Birther Attacks

Axios reports:

Several Democratic presidential candidates defended fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris on Saturday against false online accusations about her race and U.S. citizenship — with many calling the attacks racist.

A social media researcher, cited in the NYT and Buzzfeed, aggregated at least 12 tweets questioning Harris’ race during the first Democratic primary debate, saying “it has all the signs of being a coordinated/artificial operation.”

Gary Wilmont, a self-described “birther” conspiracy theorist, made accusations about Harris’ race in 2017 — sentiments shared by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website. Donald Trump Jr. shared a tweet written by an “alt-right fringe figure” Friday that falsely claimed Harris “was not black enough to be discussing the plight of black Americans.”