The Trump campaign train said it sent an invitation to American rapper Tupac Shakur to attend the Wednesday vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris in a move to troll the Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick.
“I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris’ favorite rapper alive,” Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters on a conference call previewing the debate between Harris (D-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence.
“I don’t know if he shows up. I’m personally more of a Biggie fan if he’s still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur,” Miller said, referring to Biggie Smalls, who was also shot dead like Shakur many years ago.
Shakur who has been widely admired as one of the greatest rappers who ever existed died at age 25 in 1996 days after a drive-by shooting took place in Las Vegas. Although most of his fans believe he secretly survived the attack and lives somewhere.
The shade on Harris comes after she was asked in a CNN interview last month who the “best rapper alive” is and she replied “Tupac,” before adding, “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”
The Trump campaign saying it invited Shakur to attend the Salt Lake City debate also brought back an allegation that Harris, who graduated from Howard University in 1986, lied in a radio interview about getting high in college while listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg songs.
Critics delved into the matter and claim she falsely said she smoked pot as an election ploy, because Shakur released his first album in 1991, while Snoop Dogg released his first album in 1993, and Harris was out of university in 1986. Numbers not adding!
But the Democratic vice-presidential candidate’s supporters were quick to make move to save her by saying she did not lie, but instead was saying which musicians she listened to while getting high, but not necessarily in college.
President Trump hinted in his first remarks on her candidacy, “Well, she lied. I mean, she said things that were untrue. She is a person that’s told many, many stories.”