Watch Kamala Harris Nodding Her Head Yes While Saying She ‘Might’ Run for President
Despite the word “might” in her response to Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA_ made it more than clear that she does indeed intend to run for President in 2020.
In the shared ‘wink-wink’ moment, Colbert asked his guest after the break about why she would write a book before a big election, and could it hint at anything.
“Senator, let me ask you this — many people who put out books two years before a presidential election do so to introduce themselves in a broad way to the American people,” he said. “Um — are you going to run for president?”
It was the context of the reply that made the sale. Laughing with a sort of ‘you know the answer’ face, Harris nodded several times and finally replied, “I might!”
“You might,” said Colbert as Harris’ continued to laugh. “Alright, there you go, there’s your headline right there,” he said, laughing with her.
Colbert made a point of looking intently at his notes as if reading, and said “there’s been some reporting that you will announce this on MLK Day, January 21st. Should I keep my schedule open that day, or should I drink a lot of cough syrup on the 20th and wake up on the 22nd?”
“We should always honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King January 15th and on MLK weekend, so…” said Harris as they continued tossing around the unannounced announcement. The audience applauded to signal their own support.
The two continued the discussion by talking about her book and her vision for the future. She spoke about the “noble ideals” that the country was founded on, calling back to the first half of the interview before the break when she said she hoped to bring back the idea of the “nobility of public service.”
“I remain optimistic that this is worth fighting for, our country is worth fighting for, and these ideals are worth fighting for,” she campaigned, “And if something is worth fighting for, then it’s a fight worth having.”
They also talked about her children’s book. As Colbert closed the interview, he said “please join us again when you may run for president. I look forward to maybe hearing about it.”
You don’t have to take affirmative nodding’s word for it, though. The next guest, actor Bradley Whitford, really hung the flag on it.
“She’s running,” he said. He made the pretense of joking, but… come on.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CBS.
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