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Trump made donations to Harris' California Attorney General campaign in 2011 and 2013

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The records show that Trump donated a total of US$ 6,000 to Harris: US$ 5,000 in 2011 and US$ 1,000 in 2013. He made both donations while he was a private citizen. The records show that Trump donated a total of US$ 6,000 to Harris: US$ 5,000 in 2011 and US$ 1,000 in 2013. He made both donations while he was a private citizen.

President Donald Trump donated to Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, twice while she was a candidate for California attorney general, according to public records reviewed by NBC News.

The records show that Trump donated a total of US$ 6,000 to Harris: US$ 5,000 in 2011 and US$ 1,000 in 2013. He made both donations while he was a private citizen.

The Washington Examiner reported last year that according to an affidavit signed by Trump, he and his daughter Ivanka made the US$ 5,000 donation at the request of then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

“Mr. Schneiderman's former transition committee leader asked my daughter Ivanka if she would arrange for me to make a contribution to a fundraising event sponsored by Mr. Schneiderman for newly elected California Attorney General Kamala Harris,” Trump wrote in the affidavit.

“In response, I made a US$ 5,000 contribution to Ms. Harris' campaign — the highest level of sponsorship listed in the invitation — and Ivanka attended the event together with some of Trump Org.'s other top executives.”

Harris' spokeswoman told The Sacramento Bee that in 2015 she donated the money Trump gave her campaign to a nonprofit group that helps Central Americans.

Trump senior advisor Katrina Pierson told PBS Newshour's Yamiche Alcindor that the president “donated to candidates across all aisles,” and that she hoped his donation to Harris, as a Black woman, can “squash this racism argument now.”

Trump's history of donating to Harris — and other Democratic candidates — resurfaced on Tuesday after Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, tapped Harris to be his running mate.

The former vice president's campaign announced the decision in a text message and email to supporters.

“Joe Biden here,” the text said. “Big news: I've chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate. Together, with you, we're going to beat Trump.”

Trump's 2020 campaign also released a statement on Harris' selection as Biden's running mate.

“Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received,” the statement said. “Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.”

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  • Terence Hill

    ”(CNN)President Donald Trump once again drove the dignity of the American presidency into the ditch this week by raising a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris, elevating the efforts of the alt-right to portray her as “other” because of her mixed-race heritage. ...”
    In 1898, the Supreme Court decided US v. Wong Kim Ark. Wong was born in San Francisco to Chinese parents in 1873. He lived in the US all his life. Wong challenged the exclusion, arguing that he was a US citizen based on the 14th Amendment. The amendment, adopted in 1866, provides that “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Wong argued that the Chinese Exclusion Acts, which barred immigrants, did not apply to him because he was American by virtue of birth on US soil.
    One thing was clear, the Supreme Court noted in the majority opinion—a US citizen can’t be denied entry to the country based on exclusionary immigration laws. Wong’s opposition argued that “accidents of birth” could not confer citizenship. But ultimately the high court disagreed with this claim, finding that the 14th Amendment’s declaratory language left no question as to who it protected.
    https ://qz.com/1447349/an-1898-us-supreme-court-case-confirmed-birthright-citizenship/
    In a 1958 ruling in Nishikawa v. Dulles, which arose when American officials denied a passport to a U.S.-Japanese citizen conscripted to serve in the Japanese military during World War II, the Supreme Court found that American citizenship is a “constitutional birthright” for those born on American soil — a guarantee that “neither the Congress, nor the Executive, nor the judiciary, nor all three in concert, may strip away.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/22/rule-by-tyranny-american-born-woman-who-joined-isis-must-be-allowed-return-lawsuit-says/?utm_term=.b8205dfe7976

    Aug 16th, 2020 - 03:17 am 0
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