Trump instantly lashes out at 'phony' Kamala Harris as Joe Biden announces her for VP pick

Trump tweets 30-second ad slamming Harris and Biden as general election moves to new phase

John T. Bennett
Washington Bureau Chief
Tuesday 11 August 2020 22:41
Comments
Trevor Noah mocks Kamala Harris' endorsement of Joe Biden

The Trump campaign quickly responded to Joe Biden selecting California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, describing her as "phony" and predicting she will prove to be the former vice president's "political living will."

"Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party," the campaign said in a statement. "Joe Biden is no moderate, and with Harris as his 'political living will,' he is surrendering control of our nation to the radical mob with promises to raise taxes, cut police funding, kill energy jobs, open our borders, and appease socialist dictators."

The president did not immediately directly comment, but is slated to brief reporters on the coronavirus pandemic at 5:30 ET.

But he did post a campaign video on his personal Twitter account that painted Mr Biden and Ms Harris as controlled by the "radical left."

The ad notes Mr Biden has acknowledged his age, 77, and said he may only serve one term. The ad accuses him of handing the "reins" to Ms Harris, saying voters "rejected" her during the Democratic nominating process.

But in recent weeks, as she emerged as the frontrunner for the VP candidate slot, Mr Trump told reporters he thought she would be a "fine choice."

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in