WATCH: Donald Trump’s Campaign Is Already Attacking Kamala Harris In New Ad
Within minutes of the announcement that Joe Biden had picked Kamala Harris as his Vice President if he wins the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Donald Trump’s campaign had released its first attack ad aimed at her. Trump immediately followed this up with further character assaults during a press conference, where he called Harris ‘nasty,’ and “the meanest, most disrespectful senator.”
Joe Biden announced his running mate Tuesday, after months of suspense. Trump’s team already had their attack ads ready for her. In the ad released immediately after the announcement, the campaign says that voters rejected Harris as a presidential candidate for being “phony” but that Joe Biden wasn’t smart enough to see it. (The ad doesn’t address whether voters would be smart enough to have rejected Biden in early rounds of primary debates as well, if he truly fell so far short of the mark intellectually.)
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020
Meanwhile, in a press conference, Donald Trump described Harris as “the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” senator, before going on to warn that, if elected, Biden and Harris would protect criminals in sanctuary cities, and take away the Second Amendment, as seen in the BBC clip below. He also sid that Harris was “nasty” to Joe Biden when she criticized him early in the primary proceedings. (Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, also criticized Trump during the 2016 Presidential primaries, as ABC reported at the time, demonstrating that Trump doesn’t unilaterally believe that a VP must never have criticized their running mate.)
Trump’s campaign has already issued a statement, accusing Harris of abandoning her own morals (again, for the same decision Pence made, to partner with a former opponent she had criticized), and describe her as Biden’s “political living will,” who the campaign says will hand the nation over to a “radical mob.”
There has been speculation for months about exactly who Joe Biden might choose for his running mate, and clearly the Trump campaign was prepared with attacks to level at Kamala Harris the moment her name was announced.