The White House communications team is at it again.
After yet another gaffe by Kamala Harris, the White House is trying to tell us what she meant to say rather than what she actually said.
This time, Harris goofed on the history of slavery in this country.
Harris Meant to Say…
Long before the United States was officially born, there was slavery present in this country.
However, it was not quite as long as Harris made it out to be during an appearance this past weekend.
Harris, talking to a group of children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, stated, “I think that we all know today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom.
“And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery.
“Let this be a day that is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom, but to speak about it honestly and accurately, both in the context of history and current application.”
Rich comments considering Harris’ family history, but I digress.
This is about how Harris completely flubbed the facts, as Democrats do quite often these days.
Slavery first occurred on our soil in 1619, having been completely abolished in 1865, a mere 89 years after the country’s founding.
That is miniscule in nature compared to other countries, not to mention that the United States was at the forefront of the effort to end slavery literally from its founding.
Dems tend to look at the ugly side of things, however, so most of the relevant history on this subject is either twisted or just blatantly ignored.
After Harris’ gaffe, the White House was forced into cleanup mode again, telling us what Harris meant to say rather than what she said.
A statement was later released, stating, “the vice president was referring to 400 years since slavery began.”
Perhaps it is time for Joe and Kamala to defer to index cards when they appear in public so the White House is not forced to issue so many corrections.
Source: New York Post