Trump ‘seems to derive joy’ from inciting hateful speech: Kamala Harris

Trump ‘seems to derive joy’ from inciting hateful speech: Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump “seems to derive joy” from provoking some Americans to ha

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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump “seems to derive joy” from provoking some Americans to hateful speech and actions, and she says that goes to issues deeper than whether the president is a white supremacist.READ MORE: Democratic candidates blast Trump’s rhetoric in wake of two mass shootings
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“I’ve not said this out loud, but I think it and I feel it,” Harris told The Associated Press during an interview travelling across Iowa. “He seems to derive joy from the response he gets when he talks this way. It seems he derives some element of joy in inciting people around, around outrageous and hateful rhetoric.”Trump’s recent series of racist remarks toward women of colour in Congress, as well as the ties between his anti-immigrant rhetoric and the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, have sparked a debate in the 2020 Democratic field over whether the president is a white supremacist.WATCH: Elizabeth Warren defends calling Trump ‘white supremacist’

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