Vice President Kamala HarrisPresident defended Joe Biden and his administration’s work so far during a testy exchange with media host Charlamagne Tha God.

During the interview on Comedy Central’s “Tha God’s Honest Truth,”Charlamagne Tha God asked the vice president to discuss the obstacles the administration faced when passing the Build back Better Act (the $1.75 trillion climate and social spending) which aired Friday.

At one point in the segment, the host asked Harris where the “pushback” was on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who he said was allowed to “constantly hold up President Joe Biden’s agenda.”

Harris responded by saying “every vote matters” in the Senate, which is split 50-50 on party lines with the vice president’s ability to break tie votes, and that “we have to listen to the voices that represent their districts.”

The vice president then pivoted to discussing some of the administration’s accomplishments, including the passage of the infrastructure bill.

But Charlamagne Tha God pressed Harris further, asking her and other politicians to “be real with the American people” and acknowledge that Manchin’s resistance to the administration’s bills is “hurting Black people in particular.”

Harris diverted the blame towards Republicans, who she said are “consistently and unanimously standing in the way of progress.”

The exchange grew particularly tense toward the end of the interview when Charlamagne Tha God asked Harris, “Who’s the real president of this country, is it Joe Manchin or Joe Biden?”

“C’mon Charlamagne, c’mon it’s Joe Biden,” Harris responded. “No no no no no … no no no, it’s Joe Biden, and don’t start talking like a Republican about asking whether or not he’s president.”

“And it’s Joe Biden, and I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris,” she continued. “And the reality is because we are in office, we do the things like the child tax credit, which is going to reduce Black child poverty by 50% — on track to do that.”

Manchin earlier in the week indicated that he may not support extendingIn 2022, the Child Tax Credit will be expanded.

Harris also listed the other actions taken by the administration including those related to tackling terrorism. lead pipe replacementsBefore Charlamagne and her, Tha God had exchanged pleasantries.

Comedy Central hosts Friday tweeted a clipInterview, which trended on Twitter Saturday.

“Our @VP can absolutely be the superhero that America needs to protect democracy if she applies *this* type of passionate pressure to progressive roadblocks like (Manchin),” he wrote.



Source: HuffPost.com.

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