During an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday night, Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris tore Donald Trump apart for “playing around” as thousands of Americans continued to die of COVID-19.
“We know more people will die. We know many more people will get this virus, ”said Sen. Harris. "It doesn't help if there is a President of the United States … who's still playing around with people, playing around with facts, with bravery, taking the stage and suggesting that he's immune now."
The California senator said the silver lining is that in just 20 days the American people will have a chance to turn the page of Donald Trump.
"Thank god we have a choice right now, because can you imagine if we had to grapple with two more years from him?" She said.
Kamala Harris tears on Donald Trump: "Thank God we have a choice right now, because can you imagine if we had to grapple with two more years from him?" #maddow pic.twitter.com/TAhpVgHDHX
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Senator Harris said:
We know more people will die. We know a lot more people are going to get this virus, and it doesn't help if there is a President of the United States who is also the Commander in Chief, who is still playing around with people, playing around with facts, with bravery He enters the Stage and suggests he is immune now, and says to people who contracted the virus, or those who may do, you know he is going back to a topic that he pushed forward from the beginning is to suggest that people shouldn't, don't take this thing seriously. And thank God we have a choice right now, because can you imagine we'd have two more years of him to deal with? So we have a choice and the American people have a clear contrast. On one side there is Joe Biden, who has been saying since March that the plan he envisioned should be implemented. Joe Biden, who modeled the correct behavior when wearing a mask. In the meantime, Donald Trump took to the stage of debate and made fun of him. Later, of course, we will know what happened. So I'm thinking about where we are now, and at least I think the Americans have a light at the end of the tunnel, and there is a plan that they know can be implemented. And the way it's implemented is if people vote in the next 20 days, they vote early. I invite people to go to joebiden.com. Go to iwillvote.com and make sure you know where your polling station is and if you can vote early. It is in our power to change that, and I have every confidence that people will.
Only one of the two big party tickets takes this virus seriously
Almost every public opinion poll shows the pandemic is the main problem with this election.
In a time of crisis, Americans are seeking solutions from their leaders to take control of the virus, rebuild the battered economy, and restore a sense of normalcy to their daily lives.
Only one of the two big party tickets – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – took the virus seriously. Not only has Biden spent the last seven months outlining his plans to fight the pandemic, but his campaign has modeled responsible behaviors like wearing masks and social distancing.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, his administration, and his campaign have refused to take this virus seriously from day one. Even after discovering the virus himself, the president has spat dangerous lies and held super-spreaders' rallies.
As Kamala Harris said on Wednesday night, the quickest way for the American people to end this national nightmare is to evolve in large numbers over the next 20 days.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.