Wednesday, September 23, 2020

US President, Trump stokes ‘birther’ theory about Kamala Harris

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President Donald Trump says Democratic running mate Kamala Harris is not qualified to serve as US Vice-President, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist.

Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California, on 20 October 1964.

But a conservative law professor has questioned her eligibility.

For years, Mr Trump promoted a false “birther” theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the US.

Ms Harris, a California Senator, was unveiled on Tuesday as the first woman of colour to serve as running mate on a main-party US presidential ticket.