Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris for Vice President

Sen. Kamala Harris laid out the Democratic case against President Donald Trump in her first speech as Joe Biden’s running mate on Aug 12, arguing that Trump isn’t “up to the job.”

Harris and Biden appeared together for the first time in Delaware, the day after Biden chose the California Democrat as his running mate, making history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to join a major political party’s ticket.

In the speech, Harris sharply criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, comparing the lives lost to Ebola, in which two Americans died, during former President Barack Obama and Biden’s administration. She also lambasted Trump’s handling of the economic fallout caused by the crisis.

“He inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground,” she said of Trump. -CNN

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