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KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever

Republican Senator David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, by repeatedly mispronouncing her name at a Georgia rally for President Donald Trump.

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Mr. Perdue on Friday was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon when he referred to Harris as “KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.” The audience laughed.

A spokesperson for Mr. Perdue said the first-term senator didn’t mean anything by it. Ms. Harris’ political opponents have repeatedly mispronounced her name since she became the first Black woman on a major party ticket, a trend many Democrats say smacks of racism.

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