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The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris said he wanted to “dissociate” himself from his daughter’s “fraudulent stereotype” of attributing her support for smoking pot to her Jamaican heritage.

Last week, on New York’s “The Breakfast Club” radio program, Harris denied opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana use. “That’s not true,” she told co-host Charlamagne Tha God.

“And look, I joke about it — half joking — half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?” the former prosecutor added.

Harris’ father, Stanford University economics professor emeritus Donald Harris, responded in a statement to Jamaica Global Online, arguing his daughter is trafficking in “identity politics.”

“My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” the professor wrote.

“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” he added.

The Daily Mail reported that Donald Harris has lived in the U.S. since 1960, but has maintained close ties to Jamaica, serving as an economic adviser to at least two of its prime ministers.

He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he met and married Kamala Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan, in the early 1960s. Gopalan emigrated to the U.S. from India.

The couple had Kamala in 1964 and divorced seven years later.

Jamaica Global reported, “(Kamala) Harris tends to downplay her Jamaican heritage when it suits her, crediting her Tamil Indian mother with the most significant influence on her life and outlook and rarely talks about her father’s influence.

“Her father Donald, hardly ever gets credit except when mentioned alongside her mother, but rarely as an individual.”

Harris appeared to be caught in an impossibility during her “Breakfast Club” interview when she claimed to have smoked marijuana in college while listening to music rappers Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

Asked if she ever smoked pot, the candidate answered, “I have. And I inhaled. I did inhale. It was a long time ago,” then revealing it was in college.

Harris deflected when asked if she would use now if marijuana was made legal nationally. “I think that it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy,” the senator said.

Shortly thereafter, Charlamagne tha God asked, “What were you listening to when you was high? What was on? What song was on?”

Before she answered, co-host DJ Envy (Raashaun Casey) wondered if it was rapper Snoop Dogg.

“Oh yeah, definitely Snoop,” Harris said. “Tupac, for sure.”

Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986 and from law school by 1989.

However, Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” was released in 1993, and Tupac’s first album, “2Pacalypse Now” came out in 1991.

In other words, neither work would have been available when Harris was either a college or law school student.

When the albums did come out, Harris was a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California, where marijuana use was illegal at the time.

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  1. Blkojo

    April 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Despite all that she would be a formidable opponent…as voting demographics are rapidly shifting…for Trump.

  2. Bill

    April 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Seams that smoking all that Jamaican weed gave Harris a little memory lapse. I think she’s still high thinking she. Can possibly be president. She should save face and drop out now. It would be better then the boot she’s going to get if she stays in it. But I would like to watch her debate with President Trump. He will definitely destroy her. The would be fun.


    April 19, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Give up now. You do not have a chance. Every time you open your mouth in your attempt to please, you climb higher on the pole and show more of your ass.

  4. james gould

    April 19, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Trump, trumps again, now the political and media spin their BS! We as a country have more situations that are more important to the people than this tirade against the Pres.

  5. Mary Johnson

    April 20, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Sad when your own father will not back you because he knows you are wrong.


    April 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

    She is just another example of the, to put it simply, trouble making democrat party, and a California Senator at that.

  7. janice alderson

    April 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

    She may have sleep her way up the latter.but she has not substance or character and no way is she going to be President. I think daddy put a stop to that.

  8. Nick Byrne

    April 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    If I were a pothead, I would try to get Willie Nelson back in the running for 2020. I think he would stand a greater chance for being elected than any of the clowns currently in the running. But, since I’m not a pothead, I wouldn’t vote for him, but I would buy more of his records.

  9. Ty

    April 21, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Thank you Donald Harris for keeping your integrity in tact!

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