Kamala Harris booed at her former university
US Vice President Kamala Harris was stunned during a college basketball game.
Her alma mater Howard University crashed in the first round game of March Madness on Thursday.
When the vice president was shown on video during the men’s basketball game, the cheers were louder than the applause at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. New York Post reported.
The Democrat witnessed the top seed of the University of Kansas Jayhawks defeat Howard Bison, who Harris graduated in 1986, 96-68 in the Western Region game.
Harris, who watched the game in a suite with husband and second-in-command Doug Emhoff, visited Howard’s dressing room after the loss to thank the players for their efforts and an impressive season.
“You guys are so good, you guys are so good,” Harris said as she greeted the team and gave them a round of applause.
“You played hard, you played until the last second, you made all of us Bison so, so proud.”
“You’re smart. You’re disciplined. You put everything you have into the game,” Harris said. “And you know that’s what it’s about, right. Until the last minute you guys did it, you didn’t stop until the last second, you didn’t stop and it’s so inspiring. So you keep playing with your chin up and your shoulders back because you showed the world who the Bison are.”
Harris joked that when she went to school there, the fans were just happy that there was a game, “much less getting into that place.”
“You make us so proud, which is why I know you may not feel good right now, okay, but know who you are: you are excellent, you are hardworking, you are strong and you are winners,” she said before suggest a tour. White House to a group of young people.
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