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Politics Kamala Harris Dancing in the Rain Is a Meme - on the Left and Right

19:20  21 october  2020
19:20  21 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Senator Kamala Harris wouldn't let the rain get her down during a campaign event on Monday, dancing along to Mary J. Blige's "Work That" at a Jacksonville event, sport a pair of Chuck Taylors and holding an umbrella over her podium. The clip of the vice presidential candidate has become a meme that's been used by both her supporters and critics.

Kamala Harris standing in front of a sign: Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during an early voting mobilization event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. © Octavio Jones/Getty Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during an early voting mobilization event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

The clip was shared by news organization The Recount shortly after she danced at her second event for the day. Even though she didn't share the video of the dance, Harris did tweet out a photo from the event. "Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one," she wrote.

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The video from The Recount has since been viewed over 2 million times. It's been liked nearly 12,000 times and shared around 3,000 times.

Supporters reacted to the clip with glee, reveling in Harris' dance moves and outfit, like lifestyle brand Phenomenal CEO and founder Meena Harris. Writer and director Dylan Park also shared his excitement. "A BLACK WOMAN FROM OAKLAND CA IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES," he wrote.

Some Twitter users opted to rain on everybody's parade by making fun of the California senator. One user wrote, "this is every middle class white person's idea of what being black is." Another user compared her to past democratic candidates who won their races like former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He said that while people still look back on Clinton playing the sax, he felt that candidates dancing has become a cringe-worthy trend.

Other people used the video to criticize Harris like podcaster Jake Flores, who wrote "Cop starts breakdancing," likely referencing questions that have been raised about Harris' time as a prosecutor, as explained by Vox. Another user also complained about the number of videos there are of Harris dancing, but so few of her speaking and sharing her views.

A number of Republicans took a video from the event, edited with the TikTok song "Drip Like ME" by Kenndog and used it to call out Harris. Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra criticized her for dancing while campaigning. "This is what Kamala Harris is doing instead of showing up to her taxpayer-funded job and voting for relief funds that will go toward helping Americans who are struggling from the pandemic," he wrote.

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A Trump supporter tweeted that the senator would "need a bigger umbrella" for the "liberal tears," as she put it.

The woman who posted the TikTok on Twitter responded to all the haters sharing it. "[T]he right has found this video. And it's just further proof that we will win with joy, something they hate to see," she wrote.

The Biden campaign did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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