WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris accused President Trump of failing in his obligation to guard the American folks throughout a speech in Washington, DC, forward of the closing evening of the 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference.
The Democratic vice presidential nominee delivered a 20-minute handle attacking Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic as a pre-rebuttal to his closing speech on the GOP gathering the place he will likely be formally topped his occasion’s nominee.
“As an alternative of rising to satisfy essentially the most tough second of his presidency, Donald Trump froze. He was scared,” Harris claimed from an auditorium at George Washington College.
The previous prosecutor additionally asserted that the conference was designed for the only goal of stroking Trump’s ego and blasted what she referred to as his “lethal incompetence” through the pandemic which has to this point killed 180,000 folks within the US and contaminated 5.eight million.
“Donald Trump doesn’t perceive the presidency. He thinks it’s all about him. Nicely, it’s not. It’s about you, it’s about all of us: the folks,” Harris mentioned.
“Donald Trump has failed on the most simple and essential job of the president of the US — he’s failed to guard the American folks,” she continued.
“It’s his obligation. it’s an obligation to guard us, and but he failed us miserably.”
Biden and Harris launched a concerted counter-programming effort on Thursday forward of Trump’s look, with Biden calling into liberal networks CNN and MSNBC to say Trump was “rooting” for violence in a bid to cling to energy.
The Democratic ticket has been sidelined amid the GOP conference and for unknown causes, proceed to dodge the marketing campaign path and occasions the place they might take questions from reporters.
Harris, the sharper orator of the pair with Biden dogged by Trump’s questions on his psychological acuity, tried to distinction the president with Biden and mentioned her operating mate had a plan to take care of the lethal virus.
“Guys, all we wanted was a reliable president; one who was prepared to pay attention, prepared to steer, take accountability, have a plan, do their job. Nicely, Joe Biden will likely be that president.”
She accused Trump of being gentle on China and fixating on the inventory market because the an infection price grew.
“Right here’s what it’s a must to perceive concerning the nature of a pandemic: it’s relentless. You possibly can’t cease it with a tweet,” she mentioned.