Donald Trump is the most predictable man in the world. Everyone knew he’d have an attack ad ready to go no matter who Joe Biden chose as his running mate and everyone knew he’d have a petty little nickname for her already picked out. Shortly after the announcement, Trump called her that other name that he reserves for strong women, as well.
#BREAKING: President Trump responds to Joe Biden choosing Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate: "She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh… She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing." pic.twitter.com/qTBkFa0xDJ
— The Hill (@thehill) August 11, 2020
During the confirmation hearings of Trump’s second pick for Supreme Court Justice, credible accusations of sexual assault were lobbed against him by multiple women. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor and attorney general, grilled him on a number of issues, doing her job and holding his feet to the fire.
Trump, who seemed to only pick right-wing reporters to ask questions during his press conference following the announcement, criticized Harris as, what else, a “nasty” woman.
‘She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh…she was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing.’
Reminding women that he selected an accused attempted rapist as his SCOTUS pick and that a woman held him accountable during questioning isn’t exactly the smartest way to regain support from suburban women, so calling Harris “nasty” because she’s good at her job isn’t likely to help Trump much in 2020.
Of course, Trump has also referred to Hillary Clinton, Meghan Markle, and Prime Minister Matte Frederickson of Denmark “nasty,” so Kamala Harris is in good company with some strong and powerful women.
Twitter wasn’t bothered by Trump’s characterization of Harris, seeing it as the vice presidential candidate’s official arrival into the political arena. Read some of their comments below:
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