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Sarah Palin Claims Kamala Harris ‘Prostituted’ Herself For The VP Nominee Position [UPDATED]
Right after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate, Sarah Palin wrote a surprisingly gracious note of advice to the California senator on her Instagram page. But alas, the graciousness didn’t last for long.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show ahead of Harris’ speech on night three of the Democratic National Convention, Palin predicted that “the media” would treat the Democratic ticket like “delicate pieces of China” compared to the way she was treated in 2008 when she was running with John McCain on the Republican ticket.
“Looking back, is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now?” Carlson asked. “Like you care about equality deep within your soul, that you’re a rockstar, a celebrity, you’re the Dalai Lama reincarnated. Could you have done anything to get that kind of coverage?”
Palin then replied, “I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press.” She went on to suggest that she would “gotten a lot better coverage” had she “compromised my convictions,” seeming to imply that Harris has done that, without providing specific examples.
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Palin’s comments come shortly after Carlson used his show to spread a sexist smear against Harris that she used a relationship with an older politician to further her own career.
Later in her interview, Palin lashed out at MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt, both of whom worked on McCain’s 2008 campaign but have since turned away from the Republican Party under Trump. “There was a lot of sabotaging going on, especially at the end of the game there,” she said, calling them “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
Ms. Palin responded to our story and claimed we are lying about what she said. We disagree. Palin said the following, answering a question from Carlson about Kamala Harris, “I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press.”
How is that not stating that Harris prostituted herself in a roundabout way? Come on. No…Palin did not say “Kamala Harris prostituted herself.” She said, “I wouldn’t have prostituted myself” alluding that Harris did.
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Lying scum media… bless your hearts… you MADE MY POINT with your lies about my interview with Tucker Carlson last night. I NEVER said anyone “prostituted” herself. You IDIOTS, I said clearly I would never prostitute MYSELF in order to garner better (fairer, honest, accurate) press coverage. YOU KNOW WHAT I SAID. Every one of you continuing to lie about me and others are lower than the slippery mucus on a snake’s belly. I RARELY ever – EVER – call y’all out because it’s too much to keep up with and constantly correct your lies, but here’s one that’s just a wee bit too obvious. Ya’ losers.
Here is the video. We know what Harris meant.
While discussing the media's treatment of Kamala Harris, Sarah Palin says she wouldn't have "prostituted" herself and her positions to get better coverage when she was a VP candidate. pic.twitter.com/uJBjuuyCo9
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) August 20, 2020