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The Trump Campaign Trolls Kamala Harris By Leaving An Open Seat For Tupac At Tonight’s Debate

Kamala Harris previously said Tupac was her favorite living rapper.

The Donald Trump campaign continues to troll his Democratic opposition. Before Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate, the president’s campaign left tickets for Tupac Shakur. The move is poking fun at Kamala Harris, who recently called Shakur the best rapper alive.

In an interview with CNN’s Angela Rye, she answered a lightning round of questions. Topics covered included her morning routine, how she greets crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic, and celebrities who would cause her to have a “fangirl moment.”

“Listen,” Rye replied, “West Coast girls think Tupac lives on. I’m with you.”

Harris continued by seemingly poking fun at Kanye West. “There’s some I would not mention right now,” she said, “because they should stay in their lane.” Despite openly praising Donald Trump over the last few years, West recently congratulated Harris on her vice-presidential nomination.

“I know my mom and Kamala Harris would have been friends,” he tweeted back on August 14. “Congratulations on being the democratic Vice President nominee…all love and respect from the future president. It’s an honor to run against you.”

The vice-presidential debate begins tonight on CNN at 9PM Eastern time from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The candidates will be separated via plexiglass barriers to maintain social distancing guidelines in the wake of Trump testing positive for COVID-19. There will be no physical contact between the two candidates or the moderator. Trump still plans to debate Joe Biden in person on October 15.

The debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments for each participant. Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will have two minutes to respond to each question. The moderator, USA Today’s Susan Page, will use the remaining time to facilitate a deeper discussion about the topic. Neither candidate will give an opening or closing statement.

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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