Kamala Harris Interviews Singer Billie Eilish Who Says ‘We’re Going To Die’ If We Don’t Protect the Earth

In an effort to get out the youth vote, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris spoke with 19-year-old singer Billie Eilish in an interview that she posted a clip of on her Twitter account today.

The clip begins with Harris asking Eilish to explain to voters about how voting matters and Eilish says that she understands but that “your voice matters.” Harris responds, “I totally agree with you.”

Harris then asks how Eilish feels about the “climate crisis.” Eilish responds that “You know, we’re just running out of time at this point and, even if we did something drastic now, it’s still cutting it really close. And that on it’s own is a terrifying thought, but it’s like, you just can’t deny science.”

“The earth is precious to us. It’s the only reason we’re here as we all know. And if we don’t protect it, and take care of it, and love it, and nurture it then it’s just – it’s not, we’re going to die, first of all, and – it’s a lot to unpack, but it is really important,” Eilish concludes.

Harris replies, “That is a great point that you’re making, like the clock is ticking on this thing and we need to have timelines, you know, Joe and I talk about the timelines that we have for carbon neutral, for net zero, in terms of emissions, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, you know, and investment in what we think about infrastructure to capture and store water, in California and so many other places, this is a big issue.”

In the tweet, Harris said, “Thank you, Billie Eilish, for joining me in talking about everything that’s at stake in this election. Your generation deserves leaders who actually care about the future of our country and our planet.”

Earlier today, the New York Post reported that yesterday, a Washington Post story wrongly claimed the Trump administration accused Eilish of “destroying our country” — then spread like wildfire among the entertainment industry.

At the Democratic National Convention in August, the singer said “Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about” which the Washington Post then turned around, citing leaked documents obtained by Democratic House lawmakers, and incorrectly wrote that the Trump officials described Eilish as “not a Trump supporter,” and said she is “destroying our country and everything we care about.”

Today, a correction has appeared on the Washington Post story, which now reads at the bottom of the article that “An earlier version of this report incorrectly attributed Billie Eilish’s comment about Trump ‘destroying our country and everything we care about,’ to the team vetting her, rather than to her own remarks.”

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