Mindy Kaling Says Her Daughter, 5, Once Mistook Kamala Harris for Her: 'I Have Never Felt So Hot'

The mom of two laughed at her then-toddler's humorous mix-up

<p>Gilbert Flores/WWD via Getty, Michael M. Santiago/Getty</p> Mindy Kaling (L), Kamala Harris (R)

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Mindy Kaling (L), Kamala Harris (R)

Mindy Kaling's classic mom story at last night's political fundraiser brought down the house.

The Never Have I Ever creator, 44, served as host at Thursday night's "An Evening with the Presidents" at New York's Radio City Music Hall. While speaking to the audience, the mom of two —Spencer, 3, and Katherine "Kit," 5 — opened up about her support for President Joe Biden's reelection campaign, sharing that her reason is "because of my kids."

"Not just because I want them to have reproductive rights and drinkable water but also, a true story — one time when my daughter was 2 years old, she saw Kamala Harris on TV, and she thought it was me."

Laughing, she continued, "I have never felt so hot or that my daughter was being a little bit racist ... it’s fine.”

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In an interview with WSJ. Magazine last month, the actress opened up about how motherhood has changed her perspective on life.

"It's really rewarding, being a mom and spending time with these two people who look like me," Kaling shared. "I love them, and they're so funny. In terms of my career, I'm a single mom, I'm the breadwinner in the house."

"So there's a lot of panic that comes with that, the buck stops with me, I have to earn money for them. Having kids is everything — wanting to be a good role model and wanting to produce content that doesn't embarrass them and makes them proud is another layer to my life and a complication that I welcome."

In December, Kaling shared an Instagram video montage of clips from her family's Thanksgiving celebration in New York City. The clips featured Kit and Spencer having fun taking in the Big Apple.

"Seriously needed this trip to New York with the family. I feel like Michael Scott saying this but man this is the most special city,” Kaling captioned the post, referring to Steve Carell's The Officecharacter.

“The kids saw their first Broadway show, skated at @wollmanrink, had drippy hot cheese at the Bryant Park holiday fair, went on the subway, Central Park carousel, ate Lilac chocolates, and even somehow made public bathroom trips fun. Thanks New York!"

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