A Moment of Hate During Ellen's Lovefest With Kamala Harris

April 5th, 2018 5:01 PM

During an appearance on Ellen Thursday, host Ellen DeGeneres asked Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “if you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?” Harris did not pick any of the three, instead asking “does one of us have to come out alive?”

Senator Harris has become a folk hero on the left since long before her election to the United States Senate last year. She prosecuted the Center for Medical Progress over their undercover videos showing officials at Planned Parenthood callously discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts during her tenure as California Attorney General. 



DeGeneres introduced the Junior California Senator as “California’s first African-American senator” and “the first Indian-American to ever be elected to the Senate”, adding “there are many who would like to see her become the first female President of the United States.” In spite of this flowery introduction of a liberal Democrat, DeGeneres still tried to convince people that she’s not political. Keep in mind that she told Megyn Kelly that she would not have President Trump on her show, calling him “dangerous for the country and for me personally as a gay woman.” 

It did not take long for DeGeneres to ask Harris about her plans on running for President in 2020. Not surprisingly, Harris refused to answer the question directly. That didn’t stop DeGeneres from asking her “who would be your vice president?” Harris then asked DeGeneres “you got any plans?” 

DeGeneres then proceeded to ask Harris a series of questions, effectively “vetting” her should she decide to run for President in 2020. She prefaced the exchange by saying “People are going to want to know more about Kamala Harris because we know what you stand for and I love all the things you stand for.” Should Harris decide to launch a Presidential bid, one can safely assume she has the desperate housewife vote locked down.

One of the questions asked Harris if she had to pick either President Trump, Vice President Pence or Attorney General Sessions to be stuck in an elevator with, which man she would choose. Harris answered by asking “does one of us have to come out alive” as Harris, DeGeneres and the audience laughed and clapped. The fact that Harris would say something like that comes as quite ironic especially since she talked about the importance of “joyful warriors" at the very beginning of the interview in addition to rejecting "anxiety and depression and anger." So much for “when they go low, we go high.” 

Harris’s macabre fantasy about one of the top three members of the executive branch dying comes just one day after director Joss Whedon, tweeted out “Die, Don. Just quietly die.” Maybe he’ll make an appearance on Ellen one of these days. 

As the segment drew to a close, Ellen DeGeneres once again referred to Harris “as possibly your next President of the United States!” as the crowd cheered enthusiastically. The segment concluded with DeGeneres hugging Harris.

For all the talk about how President Trump has divided the country, the statements by Senator Harris and Whedon make it perfectly clear that the left has absolutely no interest in uniting the country. 

A transcript is below. Click "expand" to read more: 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show


03:39 PM

ELLEN DEGENERES: Our next guest made history when she was elected as California's first African-American Senator. She's also the first Indian-American to ever be elected to Senate and there are many who would like to see her become the first female President of the United States. Please welcome Senator Kamala Harris.


03:41:48 PM

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS (Calif.): We have to be joyful warriors. You know, I decided, at the end of last year, I was just, there was so much that was just creating anxiety and depression and anger. And I just, I was like, I'm done with that. I'm done with that. I don't like that feeling. I don't think any of us do and let's just go into 2018 and be joyful warriors.


03:43:40 PM

DEGENERES: You get elected as Senator, Trump is elected as President, and in all that time of everything that’s going, especially with parents who are immigrants, what is the most surprising thing that has happened to you?

HARRIS: Well, I mean, there’s a lot and there are those moments like when this Administration arbitrarily made a decision to rescind protection to those Dreamers that are protected by DACA. That was one of the lowest lights in terms of what had happened. You know, these kids who are serving in our military, they are in colleges and universities, they are working in Fortune 100 companies, and they are playing by the rules. They were vetted to see if they’ve committed any crimes, if they’ve, if they’re living a productive live, and if they were living life the way that we want them to, we said we’ll give them protection and then arbitrarily, we took that protection away.

DEGENERES: Yeah, that is appalling to me.

HARRIS: It is. 

DEGENERES: It really, it makes me so sad and we need to fight for them to be protected.

HARRIS: But and so on the topic of those Dreamers, I’ll tell you then, a highlight of the experience that I’ve had as a United States Senator. Walking the halls of the United States Congress and seeing thousands of Dreamers who have been traveling to our Nation’s Capital by train, by bus, by car, God only knows how they’re affording to get there. I am certain that they are sleeping ten-deep on someone’s living room floor while they’re there. And they are there every day walking the halls truly believing that if the members of the United States Congress see them and hear their stories, that we’ll do the right thing. These kids believe in our democracy. That’s a beautiful thing. It’s a beautiful thing.

DEGENERES: So we have to do right by it.

HARRIS: Yeah. That’s right. That’s right. But I see them like I see so many of these other kids as being our future and so I see our future as bright because they do believe in our democracy. They do believe if they are heard and seen, that it will matter and that people will listen.

DEGENERES: Yeah. And I think that these kids that are, you know, the march that just happened in Washington, they will make a difference, don’t you? I mean first of all, they’re going to be eligible to vote soon and they can make changes if they’re not happy with what’s going on. 


03:50:13 PM

DEGENERES: It’s been happening for a while where people have put it out there that you might be running for President or that they want you to run for President. You’re probably not going to answer me but I’m going to ask you anyway.

HARRIS: You’re right. On both counts.

DEGENERES: You won’t answer?

HARRIS: I’m not going to answer.

DEGENERES: No. What, then...

DEGENERES: Will you run for President?

HARRIS: Okay, let me tell you...

DEGENERES: What’s your answer?

HARRIS: So here’s my answer. Right now, we are in the early months of 2018 and at this very moment in time, there are people across America who have priorities around their healthcare, have priorities around can they get through the end of the month and pay the bills, pay off their student loans, can they afford to pay for gas, housing, critical issues. These DACA kids, when we talk about where they are in terms of immigration. There are so many pressing issues right, guns, we have got to pass an assault weapons ban, we need to have universal background checks. These are immediate needs and these are the things I’m focused on right now. I’ve seen so many people, Ellen, focus on that thing out there, and then trip over this thing here.


HARRIS: I don’t want to trip.


HARRIS: There’s so much that’s important right now.

DEGENERES: Who would be your Vice President?

HARRIS: You got any plans?

DEGENERES: I’m, I’m busy. All right. All right, we’re going to vet you right now just in case. We need to know lots about you. 


DEGENERES: Because people are going to want to know more about Kamala Harris because we know what you stand for and I love all the things you stand for.

HARRIS: Thank you.

DEGENERES: But who was your first celebrity crush?

HARRIS: Okay. I’m going to tell you and I’m going to date myself. Honestly. Tito Jackson.


HARRIS: Because. Okay, the Jackson Five. Okay so, I have a sister and I have lots of cousins and everyone picked a Jackson Five and all that was left was Tito. 


HARRIS: So like, they got Michael, they got Marlon, I got Tito.

DEGENERES: Well. All right. Poor Tito. He’s...

HARRIS: I love Tito. 

DEGENERES: Yeah, obviously.

HARRIS: He truly ended up being my first celebrity crush. 

DEGENERES: All right. All right. I’ve been a Senator, complete this. I’ve been a Senator for over a year now and I still don’t understand blank.

HARRIS: I still don’t understand how in Washington, D.C, there’s one inch of snow and the whole town shuts down. I don’t understand that.

DEGENERES: Yes. That’s, that’s a good thing to not understand. What’s the most rebellious thing you did as a teenager?

HARRIS: Oh. You are going to vet me. 

DEGENERES: Yeah. It’s going to come out so you might as well tell it here.

HARRIS: Let’s see. I, I broke curfew, I, I was a loiterer. I actually had a loitering problem when I was in high school. I really did.

DEGENERES: Where did you loiter?

HARRIS: I would loiter the halls and the principal would say, Kamala, you’re out here again and I’d say “Yes, Mr. Clem. I’m out again.” And he’d say “Come on, let’s sit down and talk. How’s it going?” And I’d say “I’m bored.” He’d say “Why don’t you go back to class?” and then I’d go back to class.

DEGENERES: God, you were bad.

HARRIS: I was awful.

DEGENERES: You were really bad. If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?

HARRIS: Does one of us have to come out alive?

(Laughter, clapping)

DEGENERES: You can’t sleep in the middle of the night. What do you do?

HARRIS: Oh. I get up. I, I will read cookbooks. I actually, this happened recently. Yeah, I love, I love cooking. 

DEGENERES: You just read cookbooks?

HARRIS: I read recipes, I like recipes. 

DEGENERES: All right.

HARRIS: If I’m not cooking.

DEGENERES: Especially if you’re not cooking. 


DEGENERES: What’s a nickname, what’s a nickname that your husband calls you?

HARRIS: Honey, babe.

DEGENERES: The regular?


DEGENERES: What’s a nickname your Republican colleagues call you?

HARRIS: I have no idea.

DEGENERES: All right. All right. Let’s see. Do you have any tattoos?


DEGENERES: If you were going to get a tattoo, what would it be and where would it go?

HARRIS: If I were to get a tattoo, maybe, I don’t know, if I were going to be self-indulgent, it would be a lotus flower because that’s what my name means. And maybe on my wrist.

DEGENERES: Okay. And are you running for President, yes or no?

HARRIS: Next question.

DEGENERES: All right. Tito, come on out! All right, Kamala Harris. Senator Kamala Harris, everybody, possibly your next President of the United States!