FACT CHECK: ABC’s Donna Brazile Invents A Kamala Harris Rally That Never Happened

July 7th, 2024 7:36 PM

The ongoing discourse surrounding the very public decline of President Biden’s mental faculties has broken some brains among the Regime Media commentariat as they stake their positions in the grand succession game. Among those, former DNC Chair Donna Brazile.

Watch as Brazile fabricates a rally for Vice President Kamala Harris that never happened:



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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Donna, it's all hypothetical, but let's talk about the possibilities if President Biden does indeed decide to step aside. Foregone conclusion that Kamala Harris gets the nomination?

DONNA BRAZILE: It would be very difficult to replace somebody who's been vetted, who knows the job and has done a tremendous -- I think she's done a tremendous job and to ask the delegates elected to the convention, who are Biden-Harris supporters, to bypass Kamala Harris because some Republicans and a few others may not like her, it would be political malpractice. As I tell everyone, Kamala Harris has earned the right to be considered if -- I mean, we got a lot of "what if” scenarios. But- she’s strong, she’s down in Louisiana, she was able- she had a rally last night with 60,000 people, I’ve heard from so many folks including my family- they say she’s fired up and ready to go. And they’re not going to replace her. 

Sounds impressive, right? Brazile’s advocacy for Harris was reasonably fine until she got to the “but”, and made a whopper of a claim that doesn’t survive so much as a basic Google search.

Needless to say, there was no Kamala Harris rally attended by 60,000 people in Louisiana. There was the 30th Essence Festival of Culture, the concert portions of which are held in the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. And Harris popped in on Friday night, to greet the crowd and promote her next appearance. This is obviously not a rally.

The following day, Harris joined the CEO of Essence for a “Chief-to-Chief” discussion, as part of the Festival of Culture. Here’s how the event was described in The Guardian’s egregiously giddy writeup, which desperately seeks inclusion among the items touting Harris’ next reboot:

The ideal understudy is talented but inconspicuous, prepared at all times to step into the top role and yet content to never do so.

In New Orleans, at the 30th annual Essence Festival of Culture, gone was the Kamala Harris of the drab brown, chair-matching suit and the halting, technical commentary about American policy needs. That was the Harris who spoke here in 2019, then a Democratic presidential primary contender trailed by fewer than 10 reporters.

Instead, on Saturday, Harris – dressed in a bright teal suit and tailed by a press contingent which had expanded to more than four times its previous size – spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in a room equipped to seat more than 500 people.

Not a rally, either. 500 people is precisely 1/120th of the people Brazile said were present at this aforementioned and now proven to be imaginary rally in support of the vice president and potential Democrat presidential nominee. 

Brazile’s claims went unchecked and unchallenged. Part of what bolsters the perception of the media as little more than Democrat stenographers and talking point dispensers is the longtime practice of hiring partisan Democrat operatives as “analysts”. In particular, the “analyst” that fed presidential debate questions to the Clinton campaign, who is now emboldened to fabricate events out of whole cloth.