President Donald Trump has gotten right to heaping criticism at California Senator Kamala Harris following her selection as the running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Early Thursday morning during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News, Trump went on a tirade against Harris, who he described as “angry.” Trump has previously zeroed in on Harris’s tough scrutiny of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his conformation hearings, but it’s long become clear that leveraging that scrutiny against Democrats isn’t going to work — the midterm elections, in which Democrats retook the House, came after the Kavanaugh debacle.
Meanwhile, this Thursday, Trump said:
‘These people are crazy, okay? And this is what we’re getting, and it’s amazing the way Sleepy Joe buys into it. He buys into it like, oh, great — he doesn’t know what he’s doing. And now you have a, sort of a mad woman, I call her — because she was so angry, and such hatred with Justice Kavanaugh. I mean I’ve never seen anything like it. She was the angriest of the group, and they were all angry. They were all radical left, angry people, and they were angry because I beat ’em, and they still haven’t forgotten, you know?’
Listen to his comments below:
On Maria Bartiromo's show for one of his public therapy sessions, Trump refers to Kamala Harris as "a mad woman" pic.twitter.com/kXfai20ODa
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2020
How does any sane individual look at a rant like that and not conclude that this man is a dangerously egomaniacal menace? Almost four years after the last election, Trump is still convinced that people who are politically opposed to him are acting that way just because they have some kind of conspiratorial revenge vendetta against him. What’s next — Trump declaring that thunderstorms in D.C. are a Democratic hoax, too? That’s the level of utter ridiculousness that he’s at here.
Furthermore: could the racist and sexist undertones of Trump’s tirades against Harris be any more clear? Would he describe a white running mate of Biden’s as “mad” and “angry”? Previously, Trump has described Harris as “nasty” — would he have used that description if Biden had chosen a man as his running mate?
During a Wednesday speech, in reference to Trump’s tirades against Harris, Biden noted:
‘You all knew it was coming — you could have set your watches to it. Donald Trump has already started his attacks, calling Kamala “nasty,” whining about how she’s “mean” to his appointees. It’s no surprise, because whining is what Donald Trump does best, better than any president in American history. Is anyone surprised Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman or strong women across the board?’
Joe Biden: "Whining is what Donald Trump does best." pic.twitter.com/sAPF8Ncqxj
— The Hill (@thehill) August 13, 2020
Biden and Harris will soon be the official rather than just presumptive nominees, since the Democratic National Convention is next week. Amidst Trump’s desperation, Biden currently leads in polls across the country and in electoral college projections from sources like the Cook Political Report and FiveThirtyEight. As of Thursday morning, Biden leads Trump in national polls by an average of 7.5 percent, according to RealClearPolitics. Biden’s national-level lead has been at 7 percent or above for most (although not quite all) of the last two months and counting.