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2019 Image Of Kamala Harris Eating Pork Chop Shared With Misleading Claims

A Facebook user claimed that Kamala Harris ate beef in “happiness” after becoming Vice President of the United States. Shared with an image of Harris biting into a piece of meat, the claim reads, “After becoming vice president in happiness taking bite of b…f. The meat eating half brahmin black Vice President. #KamalaHarris”

https://www.facebook.com/rampuniyani1945/photos/a.1101869006624194/2157550951055989/

The claim comes after Harris became the Vice President-elect of the United States with Joe Biden, the President-elect. The United States Senator is said to be of African and Indian descent. 

Fact Check/ Verification 

A Google reverse image search of Harris’ photograph led us to her August 2019 tweet. 

Google reverse image search of Kamala Harris eating pork chop
Google reverse image search of Kamala Harris eating pork chop

Captioned, “Finally got my pork chop!” Harris is seen relishing the meat in a 11-second video attached. 

A blog included Harris’ photograph stating it was shot during the Iowa State Fair. 

NPR and Daily Mail reported Harris’ visit to the State Fair last year. 

Daily Mail report on Kamala Harris at Iowa State Fair, 2019
Daily Mail report on Kamala Harris at Iowa State Fair, 2019

An LA Times article titled, “The progressive Indian grandfather who inspired Kamala Harris,” describes her Indian-Brahmin links. 

Conclusion 

Contrary to the claim in context, the image of Kamala Harris biting into a piece of meat is from the Iowa State Fair in 2019. Also, the image shows her eating a pork chop, not beef. 

Result: Misplaced Context

Our Sources

Kamala Harris: https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1160619350434492417?s=20

Rick Eats DC: https://rickeatsdc.com/kamala/

NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/12/750411870/kamala-harris-iowa-bus-tour-has-clear-intended-message-she-s-a-front-runner

Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7344731/Its-good-moist-Kamala-Harris-chows-pork-chops-Iowa-State-Fair.html

LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-25/how-kamala-harris-indian-family-shaped-her-political-career


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Nikita Vashisth
Nikita Vashisth
Nikita is a writer and editor for English fact-checking. She also leads projects to understand the misinformation and fake-news ecosystem—with an emphasis on data and psychology. Previously, she has worked with IndiaSpend, CNN-News18 and written for Citizen Matters and Mongabay-India on the environment, health, and politics. She’s a postgraduate of the Computational Journalism program at Cardiff University, Wales.

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