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Biden’s ‘Go easy on me, kid’ to Kamala Harris prior to debate sparks outrage

Samson X Horne
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to try to diffuse tension between he and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris in Wednesday’s debate, but some don’t like his tactic.

CNN’s microphones appeared to pick up Biden telling Harris D-Calif., “Go easy on me kid,” to which the senator appeared to chuckle while giving a hearty handshake.

Harris blistered Biden in June’s debates when she attacked his former stance on busing.

Some felt as though Biden’s request was demeaning.

As the previous tweet suggests, Harris did anything but comply with Biden’s wishes.

In the post-debate interview, Anderson Cooper asked if Harris was bothered by the quip.

“No. And let me tell you why: We’re both running for president, and no one is going to define me on that stage,” Harris replied.

Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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