US Elections 2020: Since the day Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris his running mate, US politics has heated up and it has become Trump Vs Harris both trying to woo Indian American voters. Today, US President Donald Trump launched an attack on the Indian-origin senator’s credentials and said that Kamala Harris is “not competent” to be President.
Addressing his supporters at a Republican campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday, Trump said he would support seeing a female president in the US but suggested that his daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump would be a better candidate for such a role.
Trump made an attack on Kamala Harris last election’s stint when she was a presidential aspirant until last year before she dropped out of the race because of a lack of popular support. After Joe Biden announced her name as his running mate people in India and America have been supporting Biden for his decision and people are loving the idea of a black woman in the administration.
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris is the first Indian-American and first Black woman to be picked by a major American political party for the top post.
“You know I want to see the first woman president also, but I don’t want to see a woman president get into that position the way she’d do it, and she’s not competent,” Trump said.
“She’s not competent,” he said amidst applause from his supporters, a few of whom screamed Ivanka Trump, at an election rally on Friday. “They’re all saying, ‘we want Ivanka’. I don’t blame you,” he said responding to his supporters. This was Trump’s first election rally after he formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party on Thursday for the presidential election. Trump said Harris withdrew from the Democratic Party’s presidential race before primary season kicked off as her popularity dropped down to single digit.
“How about her? Sheer beauty? What a beauty though. They pick a woman who starts off…She (Harris) starts off (her presidential campaign) sort of strong. She’s one of the favourites. Within a period of a few months, she goes down, down 15, 12, 11, nine, eight, five, three, two,” he said, underlining the popularity downslide of Harris in the few months after her highly impressive campaign launch.
“Then she goes, I’m going to leave because I’ve decided that I want to leave. I want to leave. She left (the race of presidency) because she wouldn’t have gotten any votes. She was terrible. And this would be your president possibly. I don’t think so. I don’t think so,” Trump said, speculating on the possibility that Harris could emerge as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2024. Attacking Biden, Trump said he is running on the most extreme, far-left platform of any nominee in American history.
“And of our foreign adversaries who are devising a plan to destroy the United States from within all they have to look, is that the Biden-Harris (ticket),” he said. Hours before Trump delivered his acceptance speech from the South Lawn at the White House, Harris alleged that the president’s policies have been “a reckless disregard” for the danger a pandemic would pose to American lives. She said Trump has “failed at the most basic and important job of a President of the United States. He failed to protect the American people”.