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Kamala Harris declares US must 'reduce population' to combat climate change in yet another gaffe
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Kamala Harris declares US must 'reduce population' to combat climate change in yet another gaffe

Vice President Kamala Harris made yet another gaffe during a speech about green energy on Friday. In Kamala's latest slip-up, she accidentally said the United States needs to "reduce population" in order to combat climate change.

Harris gave a speech about "building a clean energy economy" at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Harris touted President Joe Biden's "ambitious goal" of reducing America's greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and having the U.S. economy reach net zero emissions by no later than 2050 — with or without approval from Congress.

She argued that the "climate crisis" is "one of the most urgent matters of our time," adding that we "must act" because "it is clear that the clock is not only ticking, it is banging."

Harris told the audience, "When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water."

The words "reduce population" was a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Many immediately interpreted the faux pas as a Freudian slip revealing a conspiracy theory that the government plans to carry out population control to fight climate change.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) asked, "Are you the population she wants to reduce?"

The White House website rushed to clarify the vice president's statement, noting that Harris meant to say "pollution" instead of "population."

Friday's verbal gaffe came just days after Harris was mocked for attempting to explain artificial intelligence.

"I think the first part of this issue that should be articulated is AI is kind of a fancy thing. First of all, it's two letters. It means artificial intelligence, but ultimately what it is, is it's about machine learning," Harris said on Wednesday during a roundtable discussion at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, Harris made yet another head-scratching comment.

Kamala said, "This issue of transportation is fundamentally about just making sure that people have the ability to get where they need to go! It's that basic."

Earlier this month, Harris was ridiculed for her word salad explanation about what culture is.

Last month, Harris notched the worst net approval rating for a vice president in NBC News polling history.

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