Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slammed Kamala Harris after the vice president said that hurricane aid should be given to people based on their race.
In a statement about the federal government’s response to Hurricane Ian, Harris argued that people from “communities of color” should be a priority for aid.
“It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions,” Harris said.
“I know we are all thinking about the families in Florida and Puerto Rico with Fiona and what we need to do to help them in terms of an immediate response and aid.
“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.
“Understanding not everyone starts out at the same place, and if we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s rapid response director Christina Pushaw was stunned by Harris’s comments and rebuked her.
“This is false,” Pushaw said
“VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified.
“FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background.
“The @VP needs to correct what she said as well.
“A real journalist would simply ask her to clarify what she meant by those comments and why she misrepresented the relief effort.”
Elon Musk rebuked Kamala too:
“Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”
Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2022
From The Daily Mail:
While on his popular HBO show on Friday, Bill Maher said that he could see Biden replacing Harris on the ticket.
The liberal comic and political commentator said: ‘What I could see is replacing the vice president She’s just not very popular, anywhere. And it didn’t seem to work out. I don’t know, that’s been done before on a ticket.’
Later in the show, Maher said: ‘I just think she’s a bad politician.’
He went on: ‘But I could see them doing that, because a lot of the problem with Biden being old is, oh, if he dies, then you know, you’re going to get this person.’
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