Fox News personality Tucker Carlson repeatedly mispronounced the first name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is Joe Biden’s running mate.
“On Fox, Tucker Carlson keeps calling her KAM-uh-luh, which is not how it’s pronounced,” Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel noted.
He linked to a tweet with a picture of Harris explaining in her memoir how to pronounce her name.
Harris wrote, “my name is pronounced ‘comma-la’ like the punctuation mark. It means ‘lotus flower,’ which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flower rising above the surface while its roots are planted firmly in the river bottom.”
On Fox, Tucker Carlson keeps calling her KAM-uh-luh, which is not how it's pronounced. https://t.co/FOrGkVBHHy
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 12, 2020
— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) August 11, 2020
As Carlson continued mispronouncing her name, guest Richard Goodstein attempted to teach the Fox personality the proper pronunciation. But Carlson was having none of it.
Tucker says this was unintentional, but he does often mispronounce the names of people he is critical of. It's sort of a thing on his show. Seems pretty intentional! https://t.co/XfvAkKQ7W7
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 12, 2020
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Hundreds of former top U.S. military, State Dept., and national security officials, including many Republicans, are signing letters endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President. Each letter includes direct or implicit rebukes of President Donald Trump, his policies, actions, and remarks.
The endorsements include 75 former Republican national security officials; more than 200 retired generals and admirals; and nearly 500 retired Generals, Admirals, Senior Noncommissioned Officers, Ambassadors and Senior Civilian National Security Officials.
"We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country. Unfortunately, we also fear for it," reads the letter from 489 generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security leaders.
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