Trump campaign invites Tupac to VP debate in jab at Kamala Harris


The Trump campaign says it invited long-dead rapper Tupac Shakur to attend the Wednesday vice presidential debate — in a bid to troll Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.

“I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris’ favorite rapper alive,” Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters on a conference call previewing the debate between Harris (D-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence.

“I don’t know if he shows up. I’m personally more of a Biggie fan if he’s still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur,” Miller quipped, referring to Biggie Smalls, who, like Shakur was gunned down decades ago.

Shakur died at age 25 in 1996 days after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Some of his fans believe he secretly survived.

Harris was asked in a CNN interview last month who the “best rapper alive” is and replied “Tupac,” before adding, “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”

The invite for Shakur to attend the Salt Lake City debate also resurfaces an allegation that Harris, who graduated Howard University in 1986, lied in a radio interview about getting high in college while listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg.

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Critics claim she falsely said she smoked pot as an election ploy. Tupac released his first album in 1991. Snoop Dogg released his first album in 1993.

Harris defenders say she did not lie, but instead was saying which musicians she listened to while getting high, but not necessarily in college.