“The mismanagement of the President’s pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and we are experiencing a moral upheaval with racism and systematic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country by wanted change, “Harris said at the afternoon event in Wilmington, Delaware.
“America is crying for leadership. However, we have a President who cares more about himself than the people who elected him,” said Harris, who abandoned her bid for the White House less than a year ago. than to cast a single ballot. “As someone who has presented my fair share of arguments in court, the case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and closed.”;
It was a first show that displayed Harris’ political prowess and why she will be a strong opponent for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence this fall, both in her ability to connect with the story of the average American fighting through the pandemic and to throw a clean fist without fear of ramifications.
She accused Trump of failing to take the virus seriously, to get the coronavirus tested and executed, to offer a national strategy to end the pandemic has led to 16 million unemployed people, “a poverty crisis, homeless” that is “the saddest Black, brown and indigenous people the most” and “more than 165,000 short lives, many with loved ones who never took the opportunity to say goodbye.”
“It shouldn’t have been like that,” she said.
Harris also tried to convey an understanding of what the average family is doing by showing “complete chaos” about when and how to open schools: “Mothers and fathers are confused, insecure and angry about childcare and “the safety of their children in schools – whether they will be in danger if they go or fall behind if they do not.”
She avoided the failures of the Trump leadership by noting that his family fortune had paved the way to power, accusing him of “inheriting the longest economic expansion in history” from the Obama administration and then, like everything the other he inherited, he guided him straight to the earth. “
Throughout her career in politics – as a San Francisco district attorney, California attorney general, the youngest state senator and now as a presidential candidate – Harris has sometimes struggled to keep the energy of a chamber or to support cheers that are so important in preserving a candidate’s momentum.
But in the era of the average pandemic campaign, this was not an issue Wednesday in the nearly empty gym, where only journalists and staff served as outcasts – and silent – reporters and staff.
Instead, Harris was able to speak directly to the camera in an environment that seemed almost intimate because there was no cheering, applause or distraction – making her the case for why a Democratic victory in November could matter in everyday life. of Americans.
She traversed aspects of her personal history with Biden, noting that she was acquainted with the former vice president because of her friendship with his son Beau, a former Delaware attorney general who died of brain cancer.
Demonstrating the role she will play in humanizing Biden, she touched on the story of how Elder Biden “rode” between Washington and his home in Delaware for four hours a day after his first wife and daughter died in a car accident so that he would be able to make breakfast for his boys in the morning and pick them up overnight.
“All these two little boys, who would just lose their mother and sister in a tragic accident, would know the world was coming back,” Harris said. “And so I met Joe. He is someone whose first response, when things get tough, is to never think for himself, but to take care of everyone else.”
Introducing his husband who had previously competed in the event, Biden explained why he had chosen Harris, the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent on the presidential ticket to a major party.
As a child of immigrants from Jamaica and India, Harris “personally knows how immigrant families enrich our country,” Biden said, adding that “its history is the history of America.”
Preliminarily arguing the arguments that will be relevant in key countries, as his campaign tries to convince Americans that they are no better than they were four years ago, he also tried to link Harris’ agenda to his own, noting her efforts to help working families after the foreclosure crisis, when she got into the big banks, and her advocacy for “people” who are looking for a “fair kick to do it.”
Biden seemed to be liking to draw attention to Trump’s sexist remarks about Harris, such as when the President repeatedly called him “bad” shortly after Biden announced him as his running mate, stating that the President was “i vocal “.
“Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman? And we know more will come,” Biden said. He called on “working people” to protect his new partner.
“Kamala Harris has had your back – and now, we have to have it,” he said. “She will stay with me in this campaign, and we will all come forward for it.”
In an interview with Eric Bolling of America This Week, a Sinclair program, Trump said Harris was “disliked” – a gender critique often used to describe Democratic 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“She is not a person she likes. I think people will fall in love with her very soon. Very soon,” Trump told Bolling. “She campaigned and she campaigned a lot. Whenever people heard her open her mouth, she came down.”
Biden also did not let the historical nature of his choice go unnoticed on their first event together. As Harris watched, now firmly in the role of a supportive player, Biden imagined the reaction of “little Black and Brown girls, who so often feel neglected and underestimated in their communities.”
“Today, just maybe,” he said, “they are seeing themselves for the first time in a new way.”