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Harris agrees with interviewer that 2024 could be last US democratic election

Vice President Harris this week agreed with an interviewer who said the 2024 election could be the last democratic election in the United States.

Harris was discussing former President Trump’s comments about being a dictator only on day one of a second term with the hosts of the podcast “I’ve Had It.”

“I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to say this genuinely could be the last democratic election we ever have,” co-host Angie “Pumps” Sullivan said.

Harris replied, “You’re right.”

“Listen to what he says, he’s telling you,” Sullivan said about Trump. “Dictators aren’t a dictator for one day, and then it’s let the people decide.”

“No, and I’m going to tell you. As vice president, I’ve now met with over 150 world leaders … in the last three international trips I’ve taken — which are going back to the end of last year through this year — world leaders have come up to me, expressing their real concern about this election,” Harris said. 

“When they do, it is out of a selfish point that they’re making because they know that whether or not America retains its democracy will have an impact on countries around the world and people around the world,” the vice president added.

She added that democracy is “extraordinary fragile” and “only as strong as our willingness to fight for it.”

President Biden and Harris’s reelection campaign has focused on democracy and what’s at stake for the 2024 election. Biden has said on the campaign trail that world leaders have also told him he has to win in November.

Harris said on the “I’ve Had It” podcast that Biden is “fantastic” and has “an incredible sense of humor” when asked who her favorite co-worker is in the administration. She also revealed which shows she and her husband have been streaming.

The vice president earlier this year said she’s scared about the possibility of Trump winning back the White House in November, arguing that the idea of another Trump presidency is motivating her to traverse the country. Harris traveled to 16 states in the first quarter of 2024 to campaign and has participated in 36 interviews with various outlets like the “I’ve Had It” podcast.

Harris is set to visit Arizona on Friday after the state’s Supreme Court’s decision upheld an 1864 law that made performing an abortion a felony, including only a narrow exception to save a pregnant person’s life. 

Source: The Hill

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