Did Kamala Harris's Husband Say He's 'Married to the Next President of the United States'?
Yes—last year, during the presidential primary.
Viral tweets this week claimed to show a video of Sen. Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff, saying he’s “married to the next President of the United States,” an admission one tweet author claims shows “the cat is out of the bag” that Harris will be the controlling force in a Biden-Harris administration.
DystopianEarth @DystopianEarthKAMALA HARRIS HUSBAND : "I'M MARRIED TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" https://t.co/XHNDiApSES
The accompanying video does show Emhoff referring to his wife as “the next president of the United States.” However, as one might guess from seeing Emhoff speaking to a room of maskless people, the video is not a recent one. It’s from Harris’s campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee, and this particular video of Emhoff can be seen featured in a CNN segment that ran on July 1, 2019:
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