Tonya Harding Slams Barack Obama: "He Has To Bring Me Up?!" (VIDEO)

04/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

During an interview with HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Harding verbally slams Barack Obama for using her name to get across a few points.

At one event in 2007 Obama said:

"Folks said there's no way Obama has a chance unless he goes and kneecaps the person ahead of us, does a Tonya Harding," Obama joked, referring to the female skating champion who conspired to harm a competitor during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

"We decided that's not the kind of campaign we wanted to run," he said.

Watch Harding's reaction below:

See another clip from the interview that features Harding's fishing skills:

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