When it comes to presidential politics, elections like the one that we are experiencing here in 2020 are all about the optics.
We’re going to hear a lot about the optics from the mainstream punditry in the next 40-some days before the polls open, often in reference to President Donald Trump. That’s because the liberal left and their surrogates in the infotainment industry have made it clear that their plan is to just let Trump talk leading up to the election, believing that the Commander in Chief will continue to say controversial things that will push voters to the left.
You can tell this by the fact that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been relegated to doing the bare minimum when it comes to campaigning. Their game plan is a defensive one, not an offensive one.
And, despite the fact that this is the easiest political strategy to employ, they are still managing to make trouble for themselves.
A family in California says Sen. Kamala Harris and Gov. Gavin Newsom trespassed on their fire-ravaged property for a photo opportunity.
The California lawmakers visited Fresno County Tuesday to survey the damage of the flames engulfing much of the West Coast, and received a briefing from Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service officials.
They stopped by Pine Ridge Elementary in Auberry, Calif., before walking across the street to observe a residence burnt to the ground.
“The fire just swept through. So everything is gone except the chimney. Those chimneys, they remind me – when you look at a neighborhood that’s been wiped out, those chimneys remind me of tombstones,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee said Tuesday.
There was a swift and deafening response soon posted online, however.
In a Facebook post with over 1,000 shares, Trampas Patten says he is the son of the homeowners whose property was used in Harris’ photo. He said his family is frustrated that lawmakers can use his family’s loss for a photo op before the family itself has been allowed back on the property.
“What has me really frustrated right now is the fact that these two politicians used my parents loss for a photo opportunity to push their political agenda! Political party wouldn’t have made a difference in this moment,” Patten wrote. “Decent human beings that have character and class, wouldn’t air someone else’s misfortune on national television!”
As of this writing, neither Harris nor Newsom have publicly apologized for their actions.
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