Kamala Harris Birtherism Is Happening. Already. Seriously. - 2020-08-13
Asked by a reporter about the baseless claim the California senator is somehow not a natural born citizen, the president ran with it: "I heard it today that she doesn't meet the requirements, and by the way the lawyer who wrote the piece is highly qualified, very talented," he said, referring to the conservative lawyer who put forth the bogus claim after Harris was tapped to join the Democratic ticket.
Hours earlier, an adviser to Trump's re-election team had shared the conspiracy theory.
Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser with Trump 2020, retweeted an article questioning whether Harris was eligible to be president or vice president because the senator's parents were immigrants. As she could surely learn with a quick search, the answer is yes. Harris, a natural-born U.S. citizen from Oakland, California, is allowed to hold those offices.