Tucker Carlson claims Kamala Harris ‘is not from this country’ because she went to school in Canada

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  • Tucker Carlson suggested that Kamala Harris “is not from this country” because she went to school in Canada.

  • Harris was born in Oakland, California. She moved to Canada for her middle and high school years.

  • Carlson has said he briefly attended a boarding school in Switzerland.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday used part of his primetime show to criticize Vice President Kamala Harris, claiming she “is not from this country” because she went to school in Canada.

“There’s a lot we do not know about Kamala Harris. Most people probably do not know that she really grew up in Canada, that’s where she went to high school. She’s not from this country in that sense, or she’s definitely also from Canada, “Carlson said.

Carlson has raised similar questions about Harris’ background in the past – in particular attacks her dating history – and have repeatedly mispronounced her name.

Carlson’s comments Monday also add to rumors of Harris’ nationality. Rightmost speak up, as well as then-President Donald Trump, repeated racist conspiracy theories about the vice president’s eligibility to be on the Democratic ballot last year when she became the then-nominated Joe Biden’s candidate.

Harris is without a doubt an American. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Montreal, Canada, for her middle and high school years because her mother, biologist and cancer researcher, got a job there. She returned to the United States to study at Howard University.

Carlson, who is also from San Francisco, also went to school outside the country when he was growing up, according to an interview he gave to a Swiss magazine. The conservative commentator told the magazine that he was briefly a student at a boarding school in Switzerland before he was “thrown out”.

Before attending Howard University, Harris worked at a McDonald’s Bay Area for a year after graduating from her Montreal high school. She also returned to California on school vacations and over the summers, her longtime friend recently told Insider.

“I have not noticed any major change,” Stacey Johnson-Batiste, Harris’ friend, said in an interview with Insider about her book about growing up with the future VP. “She just seemed happy to be home and excited to go to college. So I just think it helped broaden her perspective.”

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