Donald had strong words about a joke Kamala once made about Jamaica.
Kamala Harris, former presidential hopeful and vice presidential pick for Joe Biden in 2020, has spoken openly about her heritage. Being the daughter of two immigrants has affected her perspective of the world, her personal life (including her oft-mispronounced name, which means "lotus" in Sanskrit), and her stance on various issues. An important piece of her backstory is Kamala's father, Donald Harris, a prominent former economics professor at Stanford and an immigrant from Jamaica, who has...thoughts about some things that Kamala has said. It sounds like they have an important, but complicated relationship, so here's what we know.
Donald Harris was born in Jamaica.
According to his Stanford bio, Donald is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He attended the University of California Berkeley and worked at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) before coming to California. He's traveled extensively, and often spoke about the economic situation in his home nation of Jamaica and how to improve the economy there and in other developing nations.