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Politics Biden, Harris tear into Trump in first joint appearance

01:41  13 august  2020
01:41  13 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared together for the first time in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Kamala Harris -- the Democratic Party's Prez and VP candidates are about to make their first joint appearance and we're live streaming.

Kamala Harris of California, made their first joint appearance as a complete ticket. "Her story is America's story," Biden said of Harris . In the day since Biden announced Harris , the campaign of President Donald Trump has struggled to find a cohesive attack line to against her.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) appeared for the first time as running mates at an event in Delaware on Wednesday, where they vowed to defeat President Trump, lead the nation out of the coronavirus and economic crises, and repair the racial divisions that have roiled the country.

Kamala Harris wearing a suit and tie: Biden, Harris tear into Trump in first joint appearance © Getty Images Biden, Harris tear into Trump in first joint appearance

Biden and Harris, dressed in royal blue suits inside a high school gymnasium in Wilmington, became emotional in separate speeches recounting how they had first been introduced by Biden's son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 45.

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Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris made their first public appearance as running mates on Wednesday at an event in Delaware where they bashed the Trump “ I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said, also

The candidates leaned into the historic nature of Harris's vice presidential candidacy. If elected, Harris will be the first woman and first person of color to be vice president.

And they offered blistering critiques of Trump's racial politics, anchoring their attacks to the three-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Biden praised Harris, the child of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, for taking on the big banks during the Great Recession and the gun and oil lobbies as attorney general of California.

Biden pointed to her work on the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, saying she had led the effort to hold the Trump administration accountable with her investigations and pointed questioning of officials.

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Biden and Harris will appear together for the first time as running mates on Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington, Del., the Biden campaign announced shortly after Harris was named his vice-presidential pick. Their joint remarks will focus on “working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver uplifting speeches in first joint appearance – and slam ‘whining’ and ‘failed’ Trump (video). Joe Biden and Kamala Harris walked out on stage literally in lockstep, their legs moving in sync. The former vice president appeared in a Wilmington, Delaware high school

And Biden, who at 77 would be the oldest ever to be sworn in for a first term as president, cast Harris as someone who is ready to step in and lead from the start.

"She knows how to govern, how to make the hard calls, and she's ready to do the job on day one," Biden said.

Harris beamed as she remembered receiving the phone call in which Biden offered her the vice presidential slot.

She also became emotional as she recounted her close relationship with Beau Biden, who was attorney general of Delaware when she was attorney general of California.

Harris was unsparing in her attacks against Trump, accusing him of stoking racial divisions and saying that he could have prevented scores of coronavirus deaths.

"The president's mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and we're experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and system injustice that has brought a new conscience into the streets of our country," Harris said. "America is crying out for leadership."

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The Trump campaign feared Harris ’s selection, aides told CNN, concerned the president wouldn’t be able to develop an efficient line of attack against her. But whatever divisions Trump seeks to sow in the coming months, Harris , the first Black woman and first woman of Asian descent to appear on a

Harris joins Biden at a moment of unprecedented national crisis. The two will make an appearance Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware. ' I 'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for In one of Harris ' conversations with the vetting committee, Chris Dodd — a longtime Biden friend who served

The event was dampened by the coronavirus pandemic.

In normal times, the candidates would have held a massive rally in front of thousands of supporters.

Instead, Biden and Harris spoke separately and at a distance from one another inside the gymnasium of DuPont High School in Wilmington, near Biden's home.

The power had gone out beforehand, briefly delaying the event.

There were several hundred supporters gathered outside but only a handful of reporters were allowed inside to witness the speeches in person.

Afterward, Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden and Harris's husband Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, came out and waved to reporters.

But Biden said Harris's nomination had been a resounding success among grassroots Democrats. He said the campaign had its best fundraising day of the cycle on Tuesday, doubling its previous record.

The former vice president sold Harris as a history-making figure, noting that she would be the first Black woman to ever hold the second highest political office in the land.

"This morning, all across the nation, little black and brown girls who so often feel overlooked, may just see themselves for the first time in a new way as the stuff of presidents and vice presidents," Biden said.

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Harris played up her experience as district attorney of San Francisco and attorney general of California, saying those positions have prepared her to prosecute the case against Trump.

"The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut," Harris said.

Biden blasted Trump for attacking Harris. The president has called Harris "nasty" and his campaign has cast her as a leftwing fanatic.

"Is anyone surprised Donald Trump has a problem with strong women?," Biden said.

Biden and Harris both blamed Trump for the racial unrest that has disturbed the country following the police killing of George Floyd.

Biden harkened back to Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally and vowed to prioritize racial justice as president.

"Remember what it felt like to see those neo-Nazis, those white supremacists coming out of the fields holding those torches, the veins bulging and pouring into the streets of an historic American city spewing the same vile things you heard in Hitler's Germany?," Biden said.

Biden and Harris will accept their nominations at the Democratic National Convention next week. Harris will speak on Wednesday, along with former President Obama. Biden will close out the event with a speech on Thursday.

Trump planning event to counter Biden acceptance speech .
President Trump is planning to deliver remarks in Pennsylvania next week the same day presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is set to give his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks on "a half century of Joe Biden failing America" in Old Forge, Pa., on Thursday, Trump's campaign announced Saturday. Trump is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. from the key swing state, hours before his Democratic challenger is set to take the stage from Delaware to accept the party nomination. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates called Trump's expected remarks a "sideshow.

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