Sharpton: Harris Was “Treated Badly By The Press” & “Held To A Different Standard” As A Black Woman


It’s over for Kamala Harris, but her failed campaign is not her fault – at least, according to Al Sharpton.

Reacting to the breaking news of Harris dropping out of the presidential race, Sharpton blamed…wait for it…the media and gender and racial biases,

“I think she was definitely treated badly by the press. 

I’ve never seen a candidate taken apart the way she was in the last several days. Yes, there were organizational problems. Yes, there were financial problems. You have people on that debate stage with no organization at all, and the press is not writing about it. 

Women are held to a different standard, and black women especially are held to a different standard.”

Really, Al?

Is he forgetting how the media was doting on Kamala only a few months ago?

Reporting on her "organizational problems" (like her top aide leaving her for Bloomberg a few days back) is NOTHING compared to how the media treats Trump!

But, Sharpton isn't shedding any tears over that.

Watch Sharpton talk on Kamala Harris ending her presidential campaign here:

Sharpton said more (and pulled the race card again) on his Twitter page:

Harris herself claimed to quit the race due to lack of financial resources.

Despite the media prompting up her on a pedastal early in the race, Harris' campaign was fraught with mistakes, internal turmoil, and plagued by her own phoniness.

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CBS has more to say about why Kamala dropped out:

Kamala Harris is ending her presidential bid and suspending her campaign, she announced Tuesday. In a statement, the Democratic senator from California explained she did not have enough funding to continue her run for the White House. Calling it "one of the hardest decisions of my life," and one she had made over the last few days, Harris said her campaign "simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue."

"I'm not a billionaire. I can't fund my own campaign," she said. "And as the campaign has gone on, it's become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete."

She continued, "In good faith, I can't tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don't believe I do. So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today."

In a sign of how challenging the lack of funding had become, aides said Tuesday that by the end of this week, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will have spent on advertising alone about twice what Harris had raised for her own bid since the beginning of the year.

And in recent days, long-simmering turmoil between her team of professional consultants, mostly from California, and a faction represented by Harris' sister, Maya Harris, about how the campaign should proceed had boiled over into news reports. Maya Harris, a Democratic activist who also worked for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has been at her sister's side for the duration of the campaign, serving as a top adviser. 

CNBC also said:

Sen. Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign Tuesday, after falling from the top tier of Democratic candidates and failing to resurrect a doomed fundraising operation.

“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” Harris, D-Calif., said in a statement shortly after her departure was first reported.

“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”

Earlier Tuesday, CNBC reported that Harris canceled a fundraising event in New York amid a flood of recent reports describing her campaign as chaotic.

Some of her top bundlers expected her fourth quarter totals to be a “disaster” and noticed that the “events were not going well,” according to a member of her finance committee, who spoke to CNBC on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity.

CNBC reported in October that donors were struggling to persuade their networks to write checks to her campaign. In some cases, many of her supporters have told the campaign that they will not host events for her.

Harris informed her staff Tuesday that she is suspending her campaign, an aide told CNBC prior to her official announcement.

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