Trump pushes racist birther conspiracy theory against Kamala Harris during White House briefing
President Donald J. Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence addresses his remarks Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald Trump pushed a racist conspiracy theory against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Thursday.

Trump was asked by an unknown reporter if Harris was an "anchor baby" who is ineligible to run for vice president.

The president praised the author of a Newsweek analysis that was widely slammed as racist birtherism, much like the racist birtherism Trump pushed against former President Barack Obama.