Kamala Harris dances in Florida rain wearing Converse sneakers, Internet feels 'proud to call her future VP'
The moment of Harris grooving in the Florida rain was uploaded on Twitter by the Recount, which immediately went viral
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is not afraid to get her groove even in the pouring rain and she proved that on Monday, October 19, when she shook a leg while clutching an umbrella while it drizzled in Jacksonville, Florida.
It was Harris' second campaign event of the day, as she spoke in Orlando before heading to Jacksonville. Unlike the hundreds of maskless supporters gathering to witness President Donald Trump speak at his rallies, people at Harris' rally were seated in their cars in a socially distant parking lot. After many of them got excitedly got out of their vehicles to witness Harris dance to a beat in her go-to campaign footwear, Converse Chuck Taylors, the California senator urged the attendees to get back in their cars and get out of the rain by stating the importance of the vote and the importance of access.
"All these powerful people trying to put roadblocks in [...] you have to sit back and ask why all these powerful people are trying to make it more difficult for us to vote?" she said. "We know what's at stake and we have our power." The moment of Harris grooving in the Florida rain was uploaded on Twitter by the Recount, which immediately went viral.
Kamala Harris is dancing in the Florida rain. pic.twitter.com/z2lxKMJ89e— The Recount (@therecount) October 19, 2020
Harris' joy and positivity reflected in her dance were echoed by a number of social media users. "Straight outta Diana Ross!" wrote one while another said, "No worries. No matter how this election comes out, she’s on top." A third remarked, "She has so much joy in her it's amazing."
Soon her jig had been turned into a gif by her supporters. Some of them also made an apparent comparison of her dancing to that of Trump at a number of his rallies, where he appeared to swing his fisted hands from one side to the other while his legs stood rooted firmly to one spot on the stage, making him look awkward while dancing. "I like candidates with rhythm..." one wrote while another said, "And *that* is how you dance on a campaign trail, my friends."
Straight outta Diana Ross!https://t.co/o8zlAMbmaf— here2eternitiOG (@Here2eternitiOG) October 20, 2020
No worries. No matter how this election comes out, she’s on top. pic.twitter.com/v0KEpWpqkO— Jamie Waters (@jamieH2os_77) October 20, 2020
She has so much joy in her it's amazing.— Frank A. Kadar (@FrankAKadar) October 19, 2020
I like candidates with rhythm...— La Mosca de Pence 😷 🦟 👠💄 (@mmtexas) October 19, 2020
And *that* is how you dance on a campaign trail, my friends. 💛— ✨Spark Joy✨ is from Thighland (@attyjoyful) October 19, 2020
Twitter users also did not fail to take notice of the lawmaker's footwear. Although for many discovering that Harris picked comfort over everything else was surprising, a number of her fans already knew that her casual kicks were nothing new. "She’s wearing her Chuck’s" one user commented, while another one said, "Love the converse sneeks!" A third wrote, "Is she wearing kicks? I am so proud to call her my future VP."
She’s wearing her Chuck’s 💕— J Alfred Prufrock (@AlfredJPrufroc3) October 19, 2020
love the converse sneeks!— Cindy Fessenden (@FessCin) October 19, 2020
Is she wearing kicks? I am so proud to call her my future VP.— Quantum Entanglement (@QuantumEntang13) October 19, 2020
In the Jacksonville rally, Harris drove home the point that in the election, Florida voters would be making a historic precedent. "Let me tell you something," Harris said. "The voters of Florida, you guys, are going to determine the outcome of this election." She also criticized Trump who she said "has spent his full time trying to sow hate and division between us" in the United States. "That's not who we are. We know we all know that in the beauty and diversity of who we are, the vast majority of us have so much more in common than what divides us," Harris said.