President Trump ripped into his 2020 Democratic rivals, telling supporters at his North Carolina rally Tuesday evening that “people don’t like” Vice President nominee Kamala Harris and she “could never be the first woman president” because it “would be an insult” to America.
“People don’t like her. Nobody likes her. She could never be the first woman president,” Trump told supporters at a rally held outdoors at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “She could never be. That would be an insult to our country.”
He noted that Harris’s political views are further left than self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“You know who’s further left than crazy Bernie? Kamala. Kamala. Kamala,” Trump said. “You remember she left the race, sort of interesting that they picked her because, in theory, the Democrats should be able to win California, but I don’t know, maybe we will make them play for that one. You always pick someone who is going up in the polls.”
“Biden has now formed an unholy alliance with the most extreme and dangerous element of the radical left,” Trump added.
During the North Carolina rally, Trump suggested if Biden is elected, “the economy will collapse.”
“Next year will be the single greatest economic year in the history of our country and probably in the history of your state,” Trump said. “But if sleepy Joe Biden takes power, the economy will collapse. He won’t even know the difference. Joe Biden, who spent 47 years shipping North Carolina jobs to China and other countries, you know that. And I’ve spent the last four years bringing jobs back to our country.”
Trump also took aim at his Democratic opponent over anti-vaccine rhetoric Harris recently made, saying that both Biden and his running mate are “trying to disparage” the efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine and “make it politics.”
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, rated the most liberal, are undermining science and risking countless lives with their reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric,” Trump said.
That’s what they’re talking about. So instead of saying, ‘That’s a great thing. We’re going to save lives,’ they’re trying to disparage it, they’re trying to make it politics.”
“But the Biden-Harris effort to spread anti-vaccine conspiracy theories only because they know we’re close to putting it out, getting it out, and we’re going to get it out fast,” Trump continued. “The vaccine will be safe. These are the greatest companies in the world to do this, the greatest labs, the greatest doctors, it’ll be effective and it’ll be delivered before the end of the year. And maybe as I said, much sooner than that.”
Harris, during a CNN interview over the weekend, saying she wouldn’t trust a vaccine approved by the Trump administration before Election Day, unless a “credible” source agreed it was safe.
“I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” Harris said, adding that she believes public health experts would be sidelined in the development of a vaccine.
“They’ll be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days and he’s grasping to get whatever he can to pretend he has been a leader on this issue when he is not,” Harris added.
The Biden campaign attempted to do damage control over the recent headlines, saying that Harris was not questioning the reliability of vaccines, but rather the president’s rhetoric.