Mr. Trump talked about the suspicion that Biden’s `female general` is not eligible to run

Mr. Trump talked about the suspicion that Biden's `female general` is not eligible to run 0
Mr. Trump talked about the suspicion that Biden's `female general` is not eligible to run 0

(Dan Tri) – US President Donald Trump was criticized after he commented on the suspicion that Democratic opponent Joe Biden’s `female general` was not eligible to run for office due to being the child of immigrants.

Mr. Trump will face Mr. Biden in the election next November (Photo: LAtimes)

The New York Times reported that during a press conference at the White House on August 13, President Trump was asked about suspicions that Ms. Kamala Harris – who was chosen as his running mate by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden –

“I just heard it today that she doesn’t meet the qualifications and that the lawyer who wrote that article is a very good and reputable person,” Mr. Trump said, seemingly praising a law professor who brought up the article.

“I don’t know if that’s true or not.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced on August 11 that he had chosen Asian-African female Senator Kamala Harris, 55 years old, as his running mate for the White House.

Ms. Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964, to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, both immigrants to the United States.

Just a few hours after Mr. Biden announced his selection of Ms. Harris, conspiracy websites began to spread suspicions that Ms. Harris was an `anchor baby` because of her background.

“Anchor baby” is used to refer to babies who automatically become US citizens by being born in this country even though their parents do not have US citizenship.

Mr. Trump’s failure to refute the conspiracy theory, and even praise the professor who raised it, has caused him to be strongly criticized.

Before Mr. Trump’s speech, an advisor to his campaign, Jenna Ellis, retweeted information from the head of the conservative group `Judicial Oversight`, Tim Fitton, in which Mr. Fitton questioned that

Mr. Trump talked about the suspicion that Biden's `female general` is not eligible to run

Ms. Harris (right) was born into a family with a Jamaican father and an Indian mother who immigrated to the US (Photo: LATimes)

Mr. Fitton also shared an opinion published in Newsweek magazine by Mr. John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University in California.

Professor Eastman cited Article 2 of the US Constitution stating that `only citizens born in the United States… are eligible to be elected to the office of president`.

Relying on the phrase `subject to jurisdiction`, Mr Eastman argued that Ms Harris might not be subject to US legal protection if her parents, for example, were only on student visas in

Legal experts in the US have strongly criticized Mr. Eastman’s suspicions.

BBC quoted Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law School, writing in an email: `According to section 1 of the 14th Amendment, anyone born in the US is an American citizen.

Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard University, called Mr. Eastman’s comments racist.

Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, told the Associated Press: “Let’s be frank about it: It’s just a racist trope when we have a candidate of color whose parents were not married.

Even Newsweek magazine also received `public opinion` after publishing Mr. Eastman’s opinion article, causing the magazine’s editor-in-chief to defend the magazine’s decision, saying that the article was written by a law professor.

In the past, Mr. Trump also questioned the background of his predecessor – former US President Barack Obama, after suspicions arose that Mr. Obama was not born in the US, and therefore was not qualified to be president.

In 2016, Mr. Trump also caused controversy when he said that Republican opponent Ted Cruz may not be eligible to run for president because he was born in Canada to a family whose mother is an American citizen and whose father was born in Canada.

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