‘Be Less Stupid’: Chris Cuomo Gets Dragged For Lending Credibility To Kamala Harris Birther Claims

‘Be Less Stupid’: Chris Cuomo Gets Dragged For Lending Credibility To Kamala Harris Birther Claims

Did you know that there’s apparently a push to do to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) what was done to Barack Obama now that she’s announced her bid for the presidency? And did you also know there’s a primetime news anchor who momentarily lent credence to that idiotic accusation?

On Tuesday morning, MAGA Twitter personality and hipster coffee shop expert Jacob Wohl decided to take time off from falsely smearing Robert Mueller to take aim at Harris, claiming that she is not eligible to run for president because her parents were not legal residents of the United States for at least five years when she was born.

This is, of course, a bunch of nonsense. Regardless of Harris’ parents’ citizenship or residency status at the time, Harris was born in Oakland, California. Therefore, she is an American citizen — full stop.

Wohl’s tweet was widely mocked and ridiculed right away, largely because Wohl is someone almost no one takes seriously. At one point, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro responded to Wohl’s tweet, noting that we were once again dealing with the same “birther crap” that we went through with Obama.

This led to CNN’s Chris Cuomo jumping into the discussion. And whew boy.

“And hopefully there will be no games where the issue keeps changing for righty accusers…and…the legit info abt Harris come out to deal with the allegation ASAP,” Cuomo wrote. “The longer there is no proof either way, the deeper the effect.”

Mmmmmmhmmmmm. As you could imagine, a well-known journalist saying the “longer there is no proof either way” regarding a sitting senator’s citizenship status immediately raised eyebrows.

Below is just a sampling of the shitstorm that came Cuomo’s way:

This also led to a hilarious back-and-forth between Cuomo and others who were using his logic to ‘raise questions’ over whether or not he wears a toupee.

Eventually, Cuomo deleted his original tweet and clarified on Twitter that he had meant to put the onus on the accuser and that Harris had no duty to “justify any such accusation.”

“You accuse, you prove,” he added. “That was my point. Apologize for confusion.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.