Harris drew laughs by wondering aloud, “must I really have to say [the Civil War] was about slavery?” a reference to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley failing to mention slavery when answering a question about the war’s causes. Haley later said she thought it was “a given” that slavery was the cause.
She then took a veiled shot at Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) by saying “they tell our children that enslaved people benefited from slavery,” a reference to a controversy over the curriculum of a high school course on African American history in Florida.
“They insult us in an attempt to gaslight