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World Biden and Harris attack Trump over his handling of the

23:05  13 august  2020
23:05  13 august  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Joe Biden says Donald Trump has 'cloaked America in darkness'

  Joe Biden says Donald Trump has 'cloaked America in darkness' Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called out anger and division in the country as he accepted his party's nomination Thursday - vowing to unite the country .'Too much anger, too much fear, too much division,' Biden said, early in his remarks.

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For their campaign start together, Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris received a briefing on Covid-19 from experts and economists on Thursday, posting their desire to fight Donald Trump in the field of managing this major health and economic crisis.

Seated a good distance from each other, Democrats were briefed via video conference by public health experts in Wilmington, Delaware, the city where Joe Biden resides.

The former US vice-president explained that he already received his briefings "between an hour and an hour and a half" before but that with his running mate, he would spend at a rate of four per week.

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"Now with the senator, we are going to dig into the subject," he told reporters.

Kamala Harris, 55-year-old California senator, added that it should "be up to public health professionals to lead our country's policy to tackle this deadly pandemic."

Without naming him, the allusion to the Republican president was obvious.

From her first speech as a candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States , Wednesday, she had indeed used her tone of ex-prosecutor to declare the file against Donald Trump "open then classified" in her management of the crisis.

With more than 166,000 deaths and five million cases, the country is the most affected in the world. The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the economy to its knees and shaken the campaign for the November 3 presidential election.

Biden, new running mate Harris kick off White House campaign

  Biden, new running mate Harris kick off White House campaign White House hopeful Joe Biden on Wednesday holds his highly-anticipated joint campaign debut with running mate Kamala Harris, who hopes to make history as the nation's first female and first black vice president. The Democratic duo, unveiled Tuesday by Biden after a months-long search for his partner on the ticket, now launch the 83-day sprint to the election face-off against President Donald Trump. The choice of Harris, a 55-year-old US senator from California and daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was kept secret until the last moment, even though she was widely perceived as the wire-to-wire frontrunner.

"This virus has hit almost every country," admitted Kamala Harris, the first black running mate of Indian origin chosen by a major party in the United States.

"But there's a reason he's hit America harder than any other developed nation: it's because of Donald Trump's failure to take him seriously from the start. His refusal to launch the screening, his reversals on physical distancing and wearing a mask. His delusional belief that he knows more than the experts, "she listed.

"All of this explains why an American dies from Covid-19 every 80 seconds," she concluded.

From the announcement Tuesday that she was joining Joe Biden to face him at the polls, Donald Trump had harsh words for the senator and ex-candidate for the Democratic primary, reminding us that she had had to give up the race even before the first ballot.

Kamala Harris is "a kind of crazy woman," the President of the United States said on Fox Business on Thursday.

The Kamala Coalition

  The Kamala Coalition It’s difficult to imagine Democrats nominating two white men for president and vice president ever again.By selecting Harris, Biden has positioned the Democratic Party for a profound generational and demographic transition, and he’s addressed the fundamental incongruity of his candidacy: the inherent strain of a nearly 78-year-old white man leading a political coalition that relies on big margins among young voters, people of color, and women.

As for the new coronavirus, "it will disappear", he repeated. "They shout + how can you say that? +", Admitted Donald Trump. "I answer, + because it will disappear +".

$ 26 million in 24 hours

The new tandem leaves with an advantage: Joe Biden, 77, is ahead of Donald Trump, 74, in the average of national polls (between 6 and 9 percentage points in the last 30 days, according to the average of the RealClearPolitics site) but also, closer to the margin of error, in several key states.

The Biden-Harris duo has in any case already electrified the donors: the Democratic candidate announced Wednesday evening to have raised $ 26 million in 24 hours.

Elected twice as attorney in San Francisco (2004-2011) and twice as attorney general of California (2011-2017), Kamala Harris is criticized by some progressives for having taken too hard positions at that time.

She was the first woman, but also the first black person, to head the judicial services of the most populous state in the country.

In January 2017, she was sworn in at the Senate in Washington, registering as the first woman of South Asian descent and only the second black senator in American history.

While he had promised to choose a woman for his running mate, Joe Biden faced increased pressure to choose a black candidate since the death of George Floyd at the end of May.

During the official presentation of his running mate on Wednesday, the former vice-president of Barack Obama spoke of "the little girls of color who feel so often forgotten and underestimated".

But, he added, "today, perhaps, they see themselves differently for the first time: with the makings of a president or a vice-president".

08/13/2020 20:55:53 - Wilmington (United States) ( AFP ) - © 2020 AFP

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