The Democratic vice presidential candidate criticized President Trump’s handling of the economy and the coronavirus pandemic in her speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday.
The California Senator, who is the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in US history, said Mr. Trump had “inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden.” , but “had driven it straight into the ground.”
Ms Harris later said: ‘Everything that matters to us, our economy, our health, our children, the kind of country we live in, is all at stake. We are reeling from the worst public health crisis since. a century.
“The president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. “
The 55-year-old spoke after Democratic presidential candidate Mr Biden introduced her as a ‘smart’ and ‘tough’ woman who is’ a proven fighter for the backbone of this country “.
He added: “Kamala knows how to rule. She knows how to make difficult calls. She is ready to do this job from day one. ”
Ms Harris said she and Mr Biden were “cut off from the cloth” during her speech, stressing that she put family first.
She said: “I have had a lot of titles in my career and the VP will definitely be great. But “Momala” will always be the most important one. “
She later said, “America demands leadership. Yet we have a president who cares more about himself than the people who elected him.
“A president who makes all the challenges we face even more difficult to solve.
“But here’s the good news. We don’t have to accept the failed government of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
“In just 83 days, we have the opportunity to choose a better future for our country. ”
Ms Harris then criticized Mr Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and said: “When other countries have followed the science, Trump has been pushing miracle cures that he has seen on Fox News. As other countries flatten the curve, he said the virus is just going, go ‘.
“So when other countries resumed operations… we had to shut down again. This virus has affected almost every country, but there is a reason it has hit America worse than any other advanced country.
“It’s because of Trump’s failure to take him seriously from the start. ”
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Ms Harris was selected as Mr Biden’s running mate months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity.
Mr Biden had been in a rush to select a woman of color as his running mate as the United States is in the midst of a toll of its history of racial injustice.
Ms Harris could become the United States’ first black and Indian vice president if Mr Biden’s campaign is successful.
Her father immigrated to the States of Jamaica to study economics and her mother emigrated from India.
Who is Kamala Harris?
Despite being a first-time senator, the 55-year-old quickly became one of the main runner-up contenders after leading her own White House campaign.
Ms. Harris has called herself a “progressive prosecutor” who supports law enforcement reforms.
Born in Oakland to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, Ms. Harris won her first election in 2003 when she became a San Francisco district attorney.
At that time, she created a rehabilitation program for juvenile drug offenders and cracked down on student absenteeism.
She was elected attorney general of California in 2010, making her the first black woman and person to hold that position.
In 2016, she was elected to the Senate and has built a reputation for her work as a prosecutor.
Ms Harris drew attention for her forensic questioning of Trump administration officials and launched her presidential campaign early last year with the slogan “Kamala Harris for the People,” referring to her work in the courtroom.