The Trump campaign has left a ticket for dead rapper Tupac Shakur at Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate, in reference to Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ bizarre statement that Tupac is her “favorite rapper alive.”
“I asked the Trump campaign who Vice President Mike Pence is bringing to tonight’s debate. A spokesperson responded: “Tupac.” Happy Wednesday, everybody,” journalist Nicole Sganga said on Twitter Wednesday.
I asked the Trump campaign who Vice President Mike Pence is bringing to tonight's debate.
A spokesperson responded: "Tupac."
Happy Wednesday, everybody.
— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) October 7, 2020
“The Trump campaign is leaving a ticket for Tupac Shakur at tonight’s VP debate because Kamala Harris called him her favorite rapper alive,” the Spectator’s Amber Athey confirmed.
The Trump campaign is leaving a ticket for Tupac Shakur at tonight’s VP debate because Kamala Harris called him her favorite rapper alive
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 7, 2020
Harris was unable to name any rapper other than Tupac when asked who her favorite rapper alive was in September, and stumbled over words before eventually ordering the interviewer to “keep moving.”
“Tupac,” Harris quickly answered in monotone when asked to name the best rapper alive.
Interviewer Angela Rye laughed out loud and reminded Harris that Tupac Shakur is not actually alive.
“Not alive, I know, I keep doing that,” a flustered Harris said before Rye appeared to realize the questionable optics of the interview and threw the politician a lifeline.
“Listen, West Coast girls think Tupac lives on; I’m with you,” Rye said, before giving Harris another chance to name a living rapper.
The former district attorney of San Francisco looked off vacantly into the distance and stumbled over her words: ‘Um, who would I say, I mean, there’s so many… I mean, you know, I, there are some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane, but others, I -”
“I don’t know what that means,” a laughing Rye interjected.
“Keep going, keep moving, keep moving, Angela,” Harris ordered.
Rye eventually complied with Harris’ demands and dropped the question, but not before quipping, “That was not supposed to be a stumper.”
Wednesday night’s debate will be carried by most major cable channels, and will feature both candidates seated at a table alongside a moderator, much like the 2016 debate.