As soon as her name was announced, the attack ads from Trump against Biden’s vice presidential nominee were expected. It took him less than an hour.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020
While Trump runs with a homophobe made out of white bread and mayonnaise, Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris, a black woman of both Jamaican and Indian descent. Fierce in the Senate and in debates, Harris will be the first black woman on a major party’s vice presidential ticket.
Trump’s immediate criticism of Harris is that she’s “radical left,” a fear mongering tactic he’s also used with Biden, citing her support of universal healthcare as proof. Since 70 percent of Americans support Medicare for All, that’s unlikely to be an effective talking point with swing voters.
Trump also attacked Harris as having called out Biden’s “racist policies” during a debate because he cannot imagine putting differences to the side and working together for the good of the country. He would never pick a running mate who might actually hold him accountable for his actions. Trump only likes sycophants.
Finally, Trump insulted Harris’s performance as a presidential candidate, saying that voters rejected her when she ran. Of course, voters also rejected Trump the first time he ran for president in 1999 but he ran again 17 years later. He of all people should know that voters can change their minds about a candidate.
Trump won’t be the only one attacking Biden’s VP pick. A tweet has already been issued by MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor, and that tweet has already been called out as false and misleading.
Katrina Pierson, Trump 2020 senior advisor, releases first campaign statement on @KamalaHarris & it includes a misleading statement. "Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received," she says.
Harris never called Biden a racist. pic.twitter.com/wNXvokyU1j
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 11, 2020
Twitter was certainly happy with Biden’s choice and the historical significance of this moment. Read some of their comments to the president and his attack ad below:
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