Critics blast Eric Reed, Kentucky Derby-winning horse trainer, for tweeting critically at Vice President Kamala Harris
Reed trained the second-biggest longshot in almost 150 years of Derby history. However, the fame has also brought attention Reed’s social media past. One tweet is particularly causing hackles. John Barr, the host of ESPN’s outside the Lines asked Reed whether he had tweeted Harris about his job qualifications. Reed did not confirm or deny that the tweet was written.
Reed stated that he had not heard anything about the matter. Reed said that he had not been informed about the matter. I don’t know what is going on out there. Richie is my main concern. I am more concerned about Richie, what’s happening with us, and this wonderful horse and how much he helps everyone. There are haters out here, and that’s how I intend to leave something like that.
The questionable tweet was posted in response to Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump advisor and conservative talk-show host who asked: “So what exactly is Kamala’s qualifications?”
Reed responded to that question from his @daddyrabbit1964 Instagram account: “Heard she was good on her knees!”
Many have criticized Harris for her reportedly beginning her political career by cosying up to Willie Brown, the San Francisco Mayor at the time, who was 60 years old.
Peter Schweizer noted that Harris used Brown in order to obtain expensive cars and more important positions within city government. Harris began her rise to the state government, and eventually to the U.S. Senate. Reed’s bio says that he is a horse trainer and Reagan conservative. Fantasy Football fanatic, owner of Mercury Equine Center.” Rich Strike’s home base is at the Mercury Equine Center.
Rich Strike, an 8-0-1 longshot colt, ran for the second largest upset in derby history. He won last weekend’s race by 3/4 of a length over Epicenter. Rich Strike was awarded $1.86million. The race final was second to Donerail’s long-shot win of 91-1 in 1913.