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Harris shoots bricks — veep misses 5 straight shots before hubby’s helpful tip

Vice President Kamala Harris put on a clinic Wednesday — on how not to shoot hoops.

Harris missed five times in a row while attempting to toss a basketball into a hoop — before making it on her sixth attempt with coaching from her husband.

The awkward vice presidential appearance, which was not advertised in advance on Harris’ daily schedule, followed a similarly troubled Harris cameo Monday in celebration of Juneteenth, where she botched a history lesson to children about slavery.

Harris was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s sports law at American University when she was encouraged to try her hand at basketball.

Her first air-ball brushed the net.

According to a pool report by Washington Examiner reporter Naomi Lim, Harris “joined a line of girls shooting hoops from the free throw line. After encouragement, she accepted the ball, dribbled, held the ball, and then dribbled again before taking a shot. It hit the net.”

“Before her sixth attempt, [second gentleman Douglas Emhoff] offered some advice: ‘Bend your knees.’ She made the shot,” Lim relayed.

Harris on Monday had a snafu during a surprise visit with elementary-school-aged children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall.

“I think that we all know today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom. And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery,” Harris told the children, misstating the history of slavery.

Students give Vice President Kamala Harris a quick shooting lesson during the Title IX 50th anniversary field day event at American University.
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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff cheers up Vice President Kamala Harris as she continued to miss shooting attempts.
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff cheers up Vice President Kamala Harris as she continued to miss shooting attempts.
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Vice President Kamala Harris needed six attempts while landing a basket at American University in Washington, DC on June 22, 2022.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff showed up to the girl’s basketball event unannounced.
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The first African slaves in the American colonies arrived in 1619 in Virginia. Slavery was abolished through the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 — ending 246 years of the practice, not 400.

A White House official acknowledged Harris’ error, telling The Post that “the vice president was referring to 400 years since slavery began.”

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