In their first joint campaign appearance, Joe Biden and his vice-candidate Kamala Harris shot hard at the US president. Trump is responsible for the many virus deaths in the country, among other things.
Designated US presidential candidate Joe Biden and second candidate Kamala Harris showed unity and the will to fight in an initial joint action. In Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, they showed their determination to defeat President Donald Trump in the November election on Wednesday. The two American Democrats harshly attacked the incumbent Republican party, accusing him, among other things, of the failure of the Corona crisis.
“Whining is what Donald Trump does best,” said Biden. Rather than dealing with the crises, the former real estate mogul is spending his time “on the golf course,” said the former vice president. After the election, he and Harris wanted to clean up the “mess” Trump had created in the US and the world during his tenure. The presidential election in November is a life-changing moment for America, a turning point that will shape the country’s path for years to come, Biden emphasized.
Harris blames Trump for virus deaths
The reason the coronavirus has hit the United States particularly hard is “because Trump didn’t take it seriously from the start,” Harris said. While other countries relied on the science, Trump propagated “miracle cures” he saw on Fox News.
“That’s what happens when we choose someone who just can’t handle the task,” Harris said. More than five million corona cases have been recorded in the US – about a quarter of the world’s cases. More than 165,000 people died.
Harris: The president’s biggest concern is himself
“America is desperately calling for leadership,” Harris said. “The president’s mismanagement in dealing with the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
At the same time, more and more people are becoming aware of the problem of racism and systemic injustice, said the senator with Jamaican-Indian roots. “But we have a president who is more concerned with himself than with the people who elected him.”
Biden, former Vice President Barack Obama, praised Harris again. She is smart and experienced and ready to rule from day one. The Democratic presidential candidate has made Harris a so-called ‘running mate’ on Tuesday. The 55-year-old could become the first woman and the first black woman to become vice president of the United States. Polls currently see Biden for Trump.