During her introductory speech as Joe Biden's choice for his old job as vice president, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) went straight after Trump’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the “miracle cures” he pushed after seeing them on Fox News.
First, Harris compared the current pandemic to the Ebola crisis six years ago. Only two people in the U.S. died then, Harris noted, thanks to the “leadership” of President Obama and Biden.
Then she stuck the proverbial knife right into Trump and Fox:
HARRIS: But compare that to the moment we find ourselves in now. When other countries are following the science, Trump pushed miracle cures he saw on Fox News. While other countries were flattening the curve, he said the virus would just -- poof -- go away. "Like a miracle." So when other countries opened back up for business, what did we do? We had to shut down again.
Watch it below, from the August 12, 2020 The Five, via Media Matters.
I watched the two addresses last night (afternoon for most of y’all) and really liked the dynamics. Her first address as VP candidate was very good and Joe’s was punchier than usual. I’m just a tad surprised that the WH doesn’t seem to have been prepared for this.
Kamala called on the people to play an active role in giving Trump his eviction notice. We should never forget that this election won’t be in the bag until the inauguration.
Vote Blue no matter who (followed by fifteen exclamation marks).
(That’s just between us – don’t want to make our brothers and sisters lose their sense of urgency)